Report: German police raid homes linked to Islamic group

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Posted: Feb 16, 2016 4:03 AM

BERLIN (AP) — German police have raided several homes linked to an Islamic extremist group in the northern city of Bremen.

The dpa news agency reports that the raids early Tuesday follow a decision by the city-state's top security official banning the group Islamischer Foerderverein Bremen.

It is considered the successor to a previously banned extremist organization whose members had fought for the Islamic State group in Syria.

Authorities planned to hold a news conference about the raids later Tuesday.