German Police in Islamist Swoop

April 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

German police have carried out a series of raids targeting homes and cultural associations believed to be used to spread extremist material.

The raids, which took place in several areas, including Bonn and Berlin, were linked to nine suspected Islamists.

The nine men, aged between 25 and 47, are believed to have tried to recruit militants to fight abroad.

A total of 130 police took part in the swoop, confiscating material from 16 premises, including a publishing house.