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German police make terror plot arrests

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:33

German police make two arrests in what they say was a planned attack on a major shopping mall. It's not clear if the suspects have links to the Berlin Christmas market attack on Monday. Jacob Greaves reports.

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German police have arrested two men suspected of planning a shopping mall attack. Special forces swooping on the pair, two brothers aged 28 and 31. The suspects were born in Kosovo. Police think they may have been planning to attack a major shopping centre in West Germany, but whether they're connected to this deadly attack Monday (December 19) isn't clear. A truck being ploughed into a packed Berlin Christmas market killing 12 people. This exclusive dashcam footage showing the moments immediately before and after the attack. Islamic State have claimed responsibility but the suspect - Germany's most wanted - is still on the run. Tunisian national Anis Amri is being perused by police after his fingerprints and I.D. were found in the wreck. There's now a 100,000 euro reward on his head, for any information leading to his arrest. The Tunisian is thought to have left for Italy in 2011 where he was imprisoned for arson. After arriving in Germany he was refused asylum but avoided deportation due to missing paperwork. Now security services are under fire for letting him slip through the net. Police making raids across Germany Thursday (22 December), but no arrests. The hunt is now Europe-wide as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades.

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German police make terror plot arrests

Friday, December 23, 2016 - 01:33