No signal that overseas state was behind German rail sabotage

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – An ICE high-speed practice arrives on the Hamburg-Altona practice station throughout a strike of the German Practice Drivers’ Union (GDL) in Hamburg, Germany September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

BERLIN (Reuters) – German police stated it had not excluded political motives within the suspected sabotage of communication cables on Germany’s rail community on Saturday however that there was no signal of any involvement by a overseas state or terrorism.

A spokesperson for the Berlin prison police bureau stated on Sunday that it was nonetheless investigating the sabotage of radio communication cables in Berlin and Herne in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW), which halted all rail visitors in northern Germany for round three hours on Saturday.

Germany’s federal police has handed the case over to Berlin and NRW prison police bureaus.

This isn’t the primary time there have been assaults – usually linked to leftwing extremists – on the communications system of state rail operator Deutsche Bahn, though it’s the greatest one lately.

Fears have grown for the reason that Russian invasion of Ukraine and assaults on the Nord Stream pipelines of focused assaults on Germany’s important infrastructure.

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