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German police in Cologne and Duren (west) carried out raids early Thursday (July 18) against people from Islamic circles who were declared a potential threat to the public.

Police said the focus of the raids was on an apartment in the town of Dorin, located on the outskirts of Cologne. The raids came after reports received by the security forces.

Police searched for concrete evidence of a possible attack that could be planned, according to police sources quoted by German news agency DPA.

She said two men had been detained for questioning, amid suspicions that they were planning to carry out an attack. In contrast, other sources in the police said the two men were not arrested as initially stated.
Cologne police promised to give more details as investigations progressed.

WB / ADJM (dpa, bd)

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