(PM) – Newsweek reports that the United States received intelligence about an imminent attack planned against U.S. troops stationed in Germany.
Newsweek reports that it has ‘seen’ an official memo on the threat.
The U.S. army confirmed a threat was identified and investigated last night, according to the publication.
The memo stated the intelligence was described as “third party information stating there was a possible imminent attack against U.S. soldiers located at either Tower Barracks in Grafenwohr or Tower Barracks, Dulmen, exact location, date and time unknown.”
The memo states that a Jordanian extremist in Germany, described as a loyalist to the Jordanian Kinglet, advocated killing U.S. troops in Germany. The extremist’s location is described as near an unidentified military base.
The memo was described as a ‘spot report’, which is a report on not fully evaluated information and is intended to alert commanders and staff to anomalies, potential terrorist indicators or other force protection issues.
According to a spokesperson “German and US officials were consulted and no imminent threat was found to exist.”
An increased security presence at the bases is expected.