German police seize items in anti-terror raids in Berlin

Police have conducted searches at a number of premises in Berlin as part of an investigation into an alleged Islamist logistics cell. The flats belong to alleged associates of two suspects arrested last Friday.

Police said on Tuesday that they had searched 12 apartments in and around Berlin as well as another in the eastern state of Thuringia. Around 200 police officers were involved in the operation, as well as a special forces unit.

A police spokesman told the DPA news agency that the residences searched belonged to alleged associates of two suspects, aged 41 and 43, who were arrested in Berlin on Friday. According to police, the 41-year-old suspect is thought to have actively recruited students as supporters of the “Islamic State” militant group in Syria.
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Source News: DW