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German Police Detain Two Over Suspected Terror Plot

September 08, 2011

German police say they have detained two men in Berlin on suspicion of obtaining chemicals that could be used to make a bomb.

They were identified as a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from the Gaza Strip.

Police early on September 8 searched their apartments and also an Islamic cultural center in the German capital where the two men spent time.

A spokesman said the two men, who were not named, were suspected of planning a "violent criminal act."

Police were searching for chemical substances that can be used to make a bomb.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/german_police_detain_two_suspected_terror_plot/24321884.html

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