GER­MANY

One man in cus­tody be­lieved con­nected to bomb plot plan

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Ger­man po­lice say they be­lieve one of three men taken into cus­tody for ques­tion­ing over their con­tacts to a bomb-plot sus­pect on the run might have been in­volved in the plan. Sax­ony po­lice said Sun­day that two of those picked up Satur­day in the east­ern city of Chem­nitz had been set free, but one is now be­ing held on sus­pi­cion of be­ing a co-con­spir­a­tor in the at­tack plan. They gave no fur­ther de­tails. A na­tion­wide hunt is un­der­way for the sus­pect, iden­ti­fied as 22-year-old Jaber Al­bakr from the Da­m­as­cus area of Syria. Po­lice on Satur­day raided an apart­ment where he was thought to be and found sev­eral hun­dred grams of “highly volatile” ex­plo­sives hid­den, but the sus­pect was not there. Ex­perts then de­stroyed the ex­plo­sives in a con­trolled det­o­na­tion.

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