Policemen patrol at the train station in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on October 8, 2016. Two persons were arrested at the train station in connection with the case of a Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack. / AFP / Jens-Ulrich Koch
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German police were carrying out a huge manhunt late Saturday for a 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, after finding "highly explosive" materials in his apartment.The suspect, Jaber Albakr, could have had "an Islamist motive", police sources told AFP. German news agency DPA, citing security sources, reported that Albakr had links to ISIS.Police said "several hundred grams" of an "explosive substance even more dangerous than TNT" were found in Albakr's apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz, about 260 kilometres (160 miles) south of Berlin.More than 200 police took part in pre-dawn raids in northern Germany to detain the men, suspected of either plotting an attack or awaiting orders to commit one.German authorities have urged the public not to confuse migrants with "terrorists", but have acknowledged that more extremists may have entered the country among the nearly one million asylum seekers who arrived last year.
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