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Report: Hamburg police foiled planned Islamist attack


BERLIN (AP) — German media have reported that police in the northern city of Hamburg arrested a suspected extremist in the summer who planned to carry out an attack. Hamburg-based weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday that a 20-year-old German-Moroccan citizen was arrested in August after trying to buy a weapon and a hand grenade online. Police didn’t immediately confirm details of the report, saying only that an arrest had been made in connection with breaches of firearms control laws. Der Spiegel reported that police found chemicals in the man’s possession that could be used to make explosives.

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