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Refugees in Germany. Reuters

Cologne-Member of Christian Democratic Party and interior minister for the state of Saarland Klaus Bouillon, who also acts as chairman of the group of all 16 state interior ministers, says terrorists are continuing to arrive to Germany as he estimated over hundred ISIS terrorists infiltrated Europe.

Bouillon confirmed that ISIS was able to send its members among the refugees and asylum seekers. He revealed that ISIS aims to create terror in the community.

In addition to that, and during another interview with Die Welt newspaper, Bouillon hoped there would be some sort of “State Police” to help maintain security. Bouillon admitted that Germany is secure and that may be the reason why the case of refugees has been dealt with lightly.

Last week, German Counter terrorism units arrested a terrorist cell of four members, three of whom escaped to Germany from Turkey and Greece. The four Syrians were planning to attack Dusseldorf’s old town.

Germany received intelligence from French authorities about the cell after the commander of the group Saleh A., 25, surrendered himself for not wanting his daughter to be known as” daughter of a terrorist.”

Information disclosed by Saleh led to the arrest of the other members.

In April, Saleh received orders to travel to Europe and prepare for terrorist attacks in Germany.

Bilal, a 25year-old Syrian, told Express newspaper that he shared with Saleh a single room in a refugee camp but he never noticed anything that might link him to terrorism. He described Saleh as nice and a promising football player. Bilal said that Saleh spoke much about his daughter and wanting to bring her to Germany.

According to Bilal, Saleh used to receive few visitors every now and then until he disappeared from the camp a few months ago.

The other suspect, Hamza C., 28, also disappeared from the camp in Blisdrouf that lies in the state of Brandenburg. Hamza returned to his residence on Wednesday only to discover the police waiting for him.

According to informed received by the public prosecutor, the fourth terrorist, Abdul Rahman K.A. arrived with refugees in 2013 and was in charge of preparing explosive belts. Abdul Rahman was arrested in Layman city near Heidelberg in Baden-Wurttemberg State.

Expert on terrorism of Democratic Party Mishele Ortman believes that by concealing its members among the refugees, ISIS aims to instigate strife against Muslims in Germany.