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09 February 2017 - 23:48
News ID: 427246
Rasa - German police arrested two men in a series of raids Thursday who they said were members of a Salafist group that was planning attacks.
German Police

RNA - Police said they had carried out the raids on 19 sites after indications of a "possible concrete impending terrorist attack" by terrorists.


The men arrested were a 27-year-old Algerian and a 23-year-old Nigerian, Reuters reported. 


Salafism is an ultra-fundamentalist ideology that is particularly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. It is intolerant of what its adherents consider "deviant".


The ideology is led by prominent Salafist preacher Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, who was born in a refugee camp in Gaza and moved to Germany when he was 18. He later became a German national.


Germany has banned several terrorist associations in recent years, including Daesh in 2014.


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