Ger­man ter­ror fi­nanc­ing raids tar­get Chechens

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Po­lice raided apart­ments across Ger­many in a probe against 14 Chechen asy­lum seek­ers over sus­pected fi­nanc­ing of ter­ror­ist groups and links to the Is­lamic State group. The raids, in­volv­ing 400 po­lice of­fi­cers, were part of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion which be­gan last year into a 28-year-old Rus­sian of Chechen ori­gin who is sus­pected of preparing an act of vi­o­lence against the state. No ar­rests were made but 10 other men and three women, all Chechens aged be­tween 21 and 31, were now un­der sus­pi­cion over their role in “ter­ror fi­nanc­ing”.

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