Germany: radicalized teen charged over attempted mall attack

BERLIN (AP) " German prosecutors have charged a radicalized man with attempted murder for throwing two Molotov cocktails into the entrance of a shopping mall in an effort to kill "infidels."

Prosecutors in Celle identified the 18-year-old German citizen Thursday only as Saleh S., in line with privacy rules. He is the elder brother of a 16-year-old girl, Safia S., who was convicted in January of stabbing and wounding a police officer at the behest of the Islamic State group.

Prosecutors say the suspect sympathized with groups such as IS. He allegedly threw the home-made firebombs " filled with diesel fuel that didn't ignite " into the entrance of the mall in Hannover on Feb. 5 last year.

They sideswiped two people, but no one was hurt and no damage caused.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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