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Germany manhunt: ‘IS link’ to bomb suspect Al-Bakr | BBC News

Germany manhunt: ‘IS link’ to bomb suspect Al-Bakr | BBC News

German police say a Syrian man arrested after a two-day manhunt probably had links to so-called Islamic State (IS).

Jaber al-Bakr, who arrived in Germany as a refugee, was detained in a flat in the eastern city of Leipzig early on Monday. He had been tied up there.

He had sought help from another Syrian, who alerted police after letting Mr al-Bakr sleep at his flat, reports say.

The hunt began after police found very volatile explosives at Mr al-Bakr’s flat in Chemnitz, south of Leipzig.

Source: Germany manhunt: ‘IS link’ to bomb suspect Al-Bakr – police – BBC News