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Germany: Police arrests 4 extremists targeting to attack mosques, asylum houses


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(By Estera Popowska)

Four people who are suspected of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers have been arrested by German authorities, VOA reported Wednesday.

The German officials reportedly announced the arrests Wednesday, saying they confiscated a stash of explosives during the raids as well.

According to VOA, the four detainees, three men and one woman , are being held on terrorism charges. They are reported to have called themselves the “Old School Society” and are believed to have been planning attacks on well-known Salafist Muslims in Germany and on places where asylum-seekers are housed.

Police in German reportedly said unidentified arsonists had set fire to a building housing asylum seekers in the town of Limburgerhof, where the housing was under construction in Western Germany.

VOA reported police in Frankfurt as saying they foiled a plan by alleged Islamic extremists to attack a popular bicycle race on the May Day holiday last week. The police arrested a Turkish-German man and his Turkish wife. Authorities reported finding a stash of weapons and bomb-making ingredients in the couple's home. The race was consequently canceled (VOA)