Police arrest ‘IS’ suspects as Carnival celebrations kick off in Germany

Several men said to be linked to the “Islamic State” militant group have been arrested at the start of Carnival. Police have increased security in the wake of the Paris attacks and sexual assaults committed in Cologne.

German police on Thursday arrested two Algerian men with possible links to the “Islamic State” militant group during raids in the capital Berlin, Hanover and Attendorn in the North Rhine-Westphalia state.

Police are searching for two other men after being tipped off by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency.
The main suspect, a 35-year-old Algerian man, attended a training camp in Syria and was found in possession of material linking him to the “Islamic State,” according to Berlin police. He is also wanted by Algerian officials for links to the terrorist organization.

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