German police arrest two Algerians 'linked to IS'

German police have arrested two Algerians they suspect of links to the Islamic State group and are hunting for two others in operations in Berlin and other regions, they said Thursday. The four “from the jihad scene are under investigation over suspicions that they are planning a serious act threatening the security of the state”, Berlin police told AFP. Some 450 officers took part in the operation sweeping Berlin, and the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.

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