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German Police Detain Two Over Suspected Terror Plot

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