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    Number of Terror-Related Cases Opened in Germany Up Five-fold in 2017 – Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The German Public Prosecutor General opened five times more cases related to terrorism in 2017 than in the previous year, local media reported on Saturday.

    In 2017, a total of 1,200 terror-related cases were opened with some 1,000 of them linked to Islamism. In 2016, the Public Prosecutor General opened only 250 terror-related cases with some 200 of them dealing with Islamism, Die Welt media outlet reported.

    Earlier in December, a spokeswoman for the German Interior Ministry said that there were 710 potentially dangerous Islamists residing in Germany capable of carrying out a terrorist attack.

    German Police Believe Half of 'Dangerous' Islamists Don't Pose a Threat — Report

    Germany has been on a high alert amid a series of terrorist attacks across Europe. Last year, a Daesh member Anis Amri stole a truck and drove it into the crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital of Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48 others.


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