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Germany: Major 'anti-terror' op underway in five states across Germany

1 494 25.10.2016 Инфо

German police forces carried out a so called 'anti-terror raid' in Suhl, Thuringia state, on Tuesday, as part of a major police operation that took place simultaneously across five different federal states of Germany.
According to some sources, police were looking for a 28-year-old suspect, said to be a Russian national of Chechen descent with links to the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militant organisation.
According to police sources, 13 different locations across the federal states of Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Bavaria, as well as Thuringia, were raided due to suspicions of a concrete threat. The large-scale operation is reportedly targeting "Islamist-linked terror suspects."