Policemen patrol on March 25, 2016 in front of the main station in Giessen. AFP / dpa / Boris Roessler
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Citing security sources, rbb/SWR said investigations by Belgium authorities had found that this was a mix-up and the man was instead acquainted with a person who had an almost identical name to el Bakraoui.Security sources now assume the word was meant to signify "where" transcribed from Arabic, rbb/SWR said.The broadcasters cited a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor's office as saying they were in direct contact with Belgium authorities and there was so far no reliable indication of a link to the attacks in Belgium.
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