- Title: Police raid possible terror network in Germany
- Date: 15th November 2016
- Summary: PULHEIM, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 15, 2016) (REUTERS) CAMERA PEOPLE WAITING SIGN "POLIZEI" GUN ON A BELT VARIOUS OF GLASS DOOR WITH SIGN READING: NO ENTRY LORRY IN FRONT OF WAREHOUSE VARIOUS OF READING MATERIAL STORED IN WAREHOUSE OPEN GATE TRUCK IN FRONT OF GATE LORRY TRAILER POLICEMEN WALKING
- Embargoed: 30th November 2016 08:15
- Keywords: search security islamists Koran
- Location: PULHEIM, GERMANY
- City: PULHEIM, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA00158K19VR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday (November 15), after the government banned a group it accused of trying to recruit fighters for Islamic State, the interior ministry said.
A spokeswoman for the ministry described the DWR 'True Religion' organisation as a mobilising network for Islamic State, though she said there was no indication it was planning attacks itself.
In Pulheim, near Cologne, police searched a warehouse where the organisation stored reading material.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has banned the organisation for breaching Germany's constitution and inciting hatred.
There was no immediate statement from the group.
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