German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere was today quoted as saying there are "serious indications" of terrorist attacks in preparation in Europe and the United States.
De Maiziere, who until now has regularly played down security worries, told "Bild am Sonntag" newspaper that recent parcel bombs from Yemen were "a very serious attempted attack."
He gave no further specific details.
His remarks come on the same day that the global police agency Interpol issued an alert to help forces in its member states spot disguised bombs.
compiled from agency reports