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German police foils terror plot in Lower Saxony

Editor: zhangrui 丨Xinhua

02-24-2017 08:31 BJT

BERLIN, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- German police announced on Thursday that they have foiled an terror attack in Lower Saxony.

The police directorate in Goettingen said a man, aged 26, was arrested in the town of Northeim and some improvised explosive devices were found in his apartment.

The suspect admitted he plotted to booby-trap policemen or soldiers.

Prosecutors said the man was a radical Islamist, or Salafist, and a German citizen with no background of migration.

German police have been tightening up security after the Dec. 19 terror attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, which killed 12 people and wounded some 50.

Earlier this month, the police also carried out a series of raids in Goettingen and arrested two men suspected of planning terror attack.

The Duetsch Presse Agenture reported the two suspects might have links with the extremist group Islamic State.


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