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    German Police Release Two Detained Suspects in Chemnitz

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    German police released two out of three people detained Saturday, Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) said Sunday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) – German police released two out of three people detained Saturday during the anti-terrorist operation in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) said Sunday.

    “Two of those detained in Chemnitz are freed again. There is a suspicion of complicity regarding the third one and the decision on his arrest is currently being determined,” the German police said in a post on Twitter.

    ​The search for the main suspect, a 22-year-old Syrian native, still continues. The man had been allegedly plotting terrorist attack in one of the German airports.

    On Saturday, police in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were conducting operation on suspicion of a bomb attack preparation. Police stormed one of the flats in Fritz Heckert district of the city but the suspect, Jaber Albakr, had fled by then.

    Germany remains on high terrorist alert in the wake of two lone-wolf attacks in Germany's Bavaria in July. Responsibility for both attacks was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, which is banned in Germany and Russia as well as in many other countries.


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