German police raid properties, detain two Salafists

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Posted: Feb 09, 2017 4:19 AM

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police arrested two men in a series of raids on Thursday who they said were members of a Salafist group that was planning attacks.

Police said they had carried out the raids on 19 sites after indications of a "possible concrete impending terrorist attack" by radical Islamists. Salafists are ultra-conservative Islamists.

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

(Reporting by Michelle Martin)