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Germany releases Nigerian ISIS suspect

Germany releases Nigerian ISIS suspect

A Nigerian, and Iraqi citizens who were arrested and detained in Bavarian state of Germany on suspicion of having links with Islamic State (IS) have been released.

The 46-year-old Iraqi and a 29-year-old Nigerian were picked up Thursday on a tip off on suspicion of planning a “serious act of violence”, Bavaria’s office of criminal investigation said on Friday.

Security sources had provided information that both could have been in contact with members of the Islamic State militant group.

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“During the course of comprehensive investigations, the criminal charge of planning a serious act of violent subversion could not yet be further corroborated or confirmed,” Bavaria’s criminal investigation office said in a statement.

It added that neither searches of the men’s homes or rooms nor questioning had given any such clues.

It did not mention the possible Islamic State links in its statement.

Islamic State released a video on Tuesday suggesting it might carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.

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