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German police raid homes linked to Islamic group

Published 16/02/2016

Police raided several homes in the German city of Bremen
Police raided several homes in the German city of Bremen

German police have raided several homes linked to an Islamic extremist group in the northern city of Bremen.

The dpa news agency reported that the raids early on Tuesday follow a decision by the city-state's top security official banning the group Islamischer Foerderverein Bremen.

It is considered the successor to a previously banned extremist organisation whose members had fought for the Islamic State group in Syria.

Authorities planned to hold a news conference about the raids later on Tuesday.

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