German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning attack

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German police on Tuesday arrested a 37-year old Syrian man suspected of exchanging bomb building material through an extremist messenger group with the aim of planning an attack, police and prosecutors said.

Police special forces searched the apartment of the suspect in Berlin who had started to buy chemicals and other materials needed to build an explosive device, the general prosecutors’ office said.

“This [device] was meant to be detonated at an unknown time at an unknown location in Germany to kill as many people as possible,” prosecutors said.

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