Terrorist attack foiled in Germany....
This is the second big arrest of would-be terrorists this week (the other being in Denmark)...
Germany said Wednesday it had foiled a "massive" terrorist attack with the arrest of three Islamic extremists who were targeting airports, bars and discotheques used by Americans.
"They were planning massive attacks," Federal Prosecutor Monika Harms said.
"As possible targets ... the suspects named discotheques and pubs and airports frequented by Americans with a view to detonating explosives loaded in cars and killing or injuring many people," Harms told a press conference.
The men, two Germans and a Turk, had amassed more than 700 kilogrammes (1,500 pounds) of hydrogen peroxide, the same chemical used by suicide bombers in the 2005 attacks on London's transport system which killed 56 people, Harms said.
The chemicals had been stockpiled in a town in the Black Forest and drums of it had been moved to a rented holiday home recently.
Harms said the men, who were arrested on Tuesday, belonged to an organisation with ties to Al-Qaeda called Islamic Jihad Union, which German authorities have suspected for several months of planning attacks.