Germany arrests two on terror charges



    Germany arrests two on terror charges

    Dec.23, Berlin: Two men have been arrested in Germany on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping centre in Oberhausen near the Dutch border, police say.

    The brothers, aged 31 and 28 and born in Kosovo, were detained early on Friday in Duisburg.

    Germany is on high alert after Monday's attack in Berlin, which left 12 dead.

    A Europe-wide manhunt continues for Anis Amri, the Tunisian man suspected of driving a lorry into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.

    Police said the Oberhausen attack had been intended to target the CentrO shopping centre.

    Officers dressed in civilian clothing had been sent to patrol the centre and a nearby Christmas market after a tip from intelligence services, police said in a statement.

    It is not yet known how advanced the preparations for the attack were, or if others were involved, the statement said.

    There is no indication so far that Friday's arrests are linked to the Berlin attack.

    German officials have confirmed Anis Amri's fingerprints were found inside the truck that was used to kill 12 people and wound 49 others in the capital on Monday evening.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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