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Several arrests over German synagogue attack threat

Media, 16-year-old Syrian was planning an explosives attack

16 September, 11:40
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, SEP 16 - German police have arrested "several people" over a threat of an attack on a synagogue on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, a source close to the case told AFP Thursday. The arrests followed a huge police deployment late Wednesday at the synagogue in the western city of Hagen, which was forced to cancel an event over the threat.

German police had said late Wednesday there were "indications of a possible dangerous situation in relation to a Jewish institution" but later gave the all clear. Both Spiegel weekly and Bild daily reported without quoting sources that a foreign intelligence service had passed on a tip that a 16-year-old Syrian was planning an explosives attack on a synagogue.

(ANSA-AFP).

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