German intelligence agents have been caught staging a false flag terror attack against an EU building in Kosovo, apparently in an attempt to create a pretext for EU police to be deployed in Kosovo after government leaders rejected the UN-mandated proposal.
"Germany declined to comment on on Saturday on reports that three Germans arrested on suspicion of throwing explosives at an EU office in Kosovo were intelligence officers," reports Reuters.
"The explosive charge was thrown on Nov. 14 at the International Civilian Office (ICO), the office of EU Special Representative Pieter Feith, who oversees Kosovo's governance."
A police source in Kosovo told Reuters: "They are members of the BND", but gave no further details.
German news outlet Der Spiegel named the men as BND intelligence officers.
Most reports claimed that the officers had thrown dynamite at the building, while others reported that a bomb was placed near the building.
The bombing attempt happened just days after Kosovan leaders rejected a plan by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's for the deployment of a 2000 strong EU police and justice mission, EULEX.
A Kosovan judge has ordered that the men be detained for a further 30 days as prosecution lawyers seek terrorism charges that carry a maximum 20-year sentence.
The three men were not in Kosovo under official auspices but were working on behalf of a contractor, named by German media as Logistic Assessments.
"The alleged presence of covert intelligence operatives has led to a deterioration in the cordial relations between Germany and the newly independent Kosovo. The German foreign ministry confirmed that three German citizens had been detained in Kosovo. The BND had no comment," reports the European Voice.
The German secret service, the BND, is notorious for infiltrating extremist groups and using them for their own political ends.
In March 2003 amidst a highly publicized attempt to ban the activities of a German Neo-Nazi political party, the trial collapsed in court after it emerged that the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) was full of German intelligence officers occupying top ranking positions, including the publisher of the party's newspaper, who were all secretly on the government's payroll for decades.
"The case has been stalled for more than a year after it emerged that the government’s case rested, at least partly, on a network of informants in the National Democratic Party. This raised the question of whether any acted as provocateurs," reported the Scotsman.As many as 30 leading figures in the party were exposed as paid agents and informers for the BND.