German police say they have detained two men in Berlin on suspicion of obtaining chemicals that could be used to make a bomb.
They were identified as a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from the Gaza Strip.
Police early on September 8 searched their apartments and also an Islamic cultural center in the German capital where the two men spent time.
A spokesman said the two men, who were not named, were suspected of planning a "violent criminal act."
Police were searching for chemical substances that can be used to make a bomb.
compiled from agency reports