Two arrested in Germany over mall attack plot: police

Police patrol at the reopened Christmas market near Berlin's Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on December 22, 2016Police have arrested two brothers on suspicion of planning to attack one of Germany’s biggest shopping centres, authorities said Friday, four days after a jihadist killed 12 people at a Berlin Christmas market. Acting on a tip-off from the intelligence services, police were deployed to the shopping complex and a nearby Christmas market in the western city of Oberhausen late Thursday, they said. The mall that was targeted, CentrO, is one of the largest in Germany with around 250 shops that are usually packed in the run-up to Christmas.

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