German police raid 16 homes of suspected extremists

File photo of German police officers during a raid against suspected extremists. (AP)

German police are searching 16 homes of alleged extremists in central and western Germany.

Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen said Thursday that authorities were acting on the suspicion that the extremists were planning an attack.

Niesen said she could not give any further details because the searches were still ongoing.

Authorities raided 15 homes on Thursday morning in Ruesselsheim in the state of Hesse as well as one home in Kerpen in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58