GERMANY: 12-year-old Iraqi Muslim boy tried to detonate a bomb at a Christmas market in town of Ludwigshafen

Judicial sources cited by Focus magazine said the German-born child of Iraqi heritage was ‘strongly radicalized’ and reportedly instructed by a member of the so-called Islamic State.

Euro News The boy is below the age of criminal responsibility, meaning no formal proceedings have been launched against him. Local residents were shocked by the news: “Is this a new way to carry out catastrophes like this, with minors? It’s a disgrace,” one man at the market told a reporter.