German police arrest two Salafist suspects in raid

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Posted: Jan 16, 2015 2:49 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police said on Friday they had arrested two people following a raid on 11 properties linked to radical Islamic Salafists, shortly after Belgian police killed two men during similar raids against an Islamist group.

The arrests followed investigations which have been going on for several months into five Turkish citizens aged 31 to 44, who are suspected of "preparing a serious act of violence against the state in Syria" and money laundering, police said.

Some 250 police officers took part in the raid in Berlin.

Police said there were no indications that the group had been planning attacks in Germany.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Stephen Brown)