May 26, 2018

Nigerian arrested in Germany over suspected links to ‘IS’ militants

Nigerian arrested in Germany over suspected links to ‘IS’ militants

Bavarian police have arrested a 29-year-old Nigerian and a 46-year-old Iraqi on suspicion of having ties to the “Islamic State.” Authorities said there was no imminent threat from the two men.

Special forces police arrested the two men Thursday in Munich and nearby Fürstenfeldbruck on suspicion they may have been planning a “serious act of violence,” authorities said.

Security sources believe the two men could have been in contact with the “Islamic State” (IS), state prosecutor Thomas Steinkraus-Koch said in a statement. The arrests came after police received a tip. Police said no suspicious items were found but they would continue the investigation, adding that “there does not appear to be a concrete danger to the public.” Read more

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