German Police Detain Two New Suspects in Cologne Sex Attacks

© AFP 2022 / JOHN MACDOUGALLArmed police stand guard as others search a van at the scene in the Karl-Elsasser Street in Berlin's southern suburb of Britz on November 26, 2015. German police detained two suspects in a series of raids targeting Islamists in Berlin and said they were examining a "suspicious object"
Armed police stand guard as others search a van at the scene in the Karl-Elsasser Street in Berlin's southern suburb of Britz on November 26, 2015. German police detained two suspects in a series of raids targeting Islamists in Berlin and said they were examining a suspicious object - Sputnik International
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The police detained two more suspects overnight in the New Year's Eve sex attacks in the German city of Cologne, local media reported Friday.

BERLIN (Sputnik) – Both detainees are migrants and had video recordings of the assaults on their cell phones, German public broadcaster WDR said.

Police officers patrol in front of the main station of Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. - Sputnik International
Cologne Sex Assaults: 29 Suspects Identified as Migrants by German Police
On New Year's Eve, dozens of women in Cologne were robbed, threatened and sexually assaulted by small groups of aggressive men allegedly of Arab and North African origin.

Over 170 women have filed criminal complaints over the New Year’s Eve events in Cologne so far, including 113 for sexual assault. Investigators have identified a total of 32 suspects, with most of them being migrants or asylum seekers.

Several similar New Year's Eve incidents mostly related to sexual harassment were reported in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Berlin.

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