Islamist Attack on German Synagogue Thwarted by Police

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A Muslim terrorist attack on a German synagogue was thwarted by police, Reuters reported on Friday.

The attack was planned for a synagogue in the town of Hagen, and the regional interior minister Herbert Reul said the threat was “very serious and concrete.”

Police responded by boosting security around the synagogue on Wednesday and searching it for bombs.

Unfortunately, the police response meant that Yom Kippur services could not be held at the synagogue.

Four people were arrested in connection with the threat, including a 16-year-old described as having Syrian roots.

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