German Police Arrest Two in Berlin Anti-terror Raid

Some 250 police officers took part in raid on 11 properties linked to alleged supporters of ISIS in Syria.

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Special police force guards the entrance of a house in Berlin during anti-terror raids, January 16, 2015.
Special police force guards the entrance of a house in Berlin during anti-terror raids, January 16, 2015.Credit: AP
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REUTERS - German police said on Friday they had arrested two people following a raid on 11 properties linked to radical Islamic Salafists, shortly after Belgian police killed two men during similar raids against an Islamist group.

The arrests followed investigations which have been going on for several months into five Turkish citizens aged 31 to 44, who are suspected of "preparing a serious act of violence against the state in Syria" and money laundering, police said.

Some 250 police officers took part in the raid in Berlin.

Police said there were no indications that the group had been planning attacks in Germany.

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