German and Austrian intelligence services report that ISIS increasingly focuses on “lone wolves” for deadly attacks in Europe. Almost daily, specific instructions are given to potential terrorists on how to commit as much damage as possible.
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There are numerous calls for attacks on children in kindergartens and hospitals in Europe, according to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung. After losing ground in both Iraq and Syria, ISIS has to fall back upon proving its power through terror attacks by lone wolves.
More attacks were carried out by lone wolves in 2017 than in previous years. Knife attacks seem to be the most prominent. Hamburg, Hannover and the Christmas market attack in Berlin, have shown how much damage lone wolves can cause.
Police claim it is particularly hard to catch lone wolves because they act ‘completely normal’ until they strike.