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Germany Probing Possible Extremism Among Chechen Migrants


Germany has been on a state of alert since two terrorist attacks were carried out there in July. (file photo)

Germany has been on a state of alert since two terrorist attacks were carried out there in July. (file photo)

Police in Germany have conducted raids in five regions as part of a probe into alleged extremism by asylum-seekers from the Russian region of Chechnya.

Authorities said on October 25 that they had raided 13 dwellings as part of an investigation into suspicions that an unidentified 28-year-old Russian citizen from Chechnya intended to travel to Syria to join a terrorist organization.

Thirteen other individuals are also under suspicion of financing terrorism. Three of the suspects are reportedly women.

The man suspected of planning to travel to Syria has reportedly been under investigation since last year.

Germany has been under a terrorist alert since two terrorist attacks were carried out there in July, both of which were claimed by the Islamic State terrorist organization.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP
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