German 'terror financing' raids target Chechens

A police vehicle stands in front of a house in Suhl, east Germany, during an anti-terror operation on October 25, 2016Police raided apartments across Germany Tuesday in a probe against 14 Chechen asylum seekers over suspected financing of terrorist groups and links to the Islamic State group. The raids, involving 400 police officers, were part of an investigation which began last year into a 28-year-old Russian of Chechen origin who is suspected of “preparing an act of violence against the state”. Police said no arrests were made Tuesday but that 10 other men and three women — all Chechens aged between 21 and 31 all awaiting decisions on asylum requests — were now under suspicion over their role in “terror financing”.

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