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German police arrest 10 people on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks



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Around 200 police officers took part in the raids (picture in picture)

The police in Germany arrested ten people on suspicion of planning an Islamist terrorist attack.

The arrests took place after about 200 police officers in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate raided.

The men had The prosecution plead for "killing as many 'infidels as possible."

A 21

-year-old man from Offenbach near Frankfurt and two 31-year-old brothers from Wiesbaden are the main suspects.

"They've already contacted various arms dealers, hired a large vehicle and collected financial assets to use for buying weapons and executing the scheduled killings," a prosecutors spokeswoman said.

The suspects are between 20 and 20 and 42 years old and several Germans are German citizens, the spokeswoman added.

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The men were arrested on charges of terrorist financing and criminal conspiracy (19659014) $ 22,500) in cash during the raids as well as several knives, drugs, a number electronic devices and documents.

Germany was on high alert after several attacks by the jihadist in recent years.

The deadliest was December 2016, when a man drove a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people.

Anis Amri, the Tunisian behind the attack, was shot dead in Italy four days later.


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