German police arrest three over terror attack plan

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German police made arrests related to an Islamic State-inspired terror plot | Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Raids on three apartments saw 170 officers deployed.

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BERLIN — Police carried out raids in the city of Offenbach on Tuesday and detained three people accused of planning what was described as an “Islamic State”-affiliated terror attack.

The accused had begun to prepare for a “religiously motivated crime” with the use of explosives or firearms, police said. Written statements along with substances and equipment used for bomb-making were found during the raids.

The suspects include a 24-year-old German of Macedonian descent, and two Turkish nationals aged 21 and 22 according to prosecutors.

Raids on three apartments in connection with the investigation involved 170 police in Hesse, a state in central Germany.

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