German law enforcement officials stated that 11 people were jailed in western Germany over doubts of planning an Islamic extremist terror incursion but were then instructed to be released after no weapons or explosives were found during any searches.
The news agency reported that suspects were taken into custody on Friday and Saturday in the towns of Essen, Duesseldorf, Wuppertal, Moenchengladbach, Duisburg, and Ulm, quoting a spokesman for prosecutors in Duesseldorf.
The prosecutors’ spokesman was cited stating on Saturday that the group was doubted of having ties to Islamic State combative, either as sympathizers or a splinter group or of planning a “serious act of brutal subversion,” even though there was no hint of a specific target.
The prosecutor’s office stated the suspects were ordered to be released; however, the investigation would be carried on. Officials stated that one suspect was from Tajikistan but offered no information about the nationalities of the others. Officials originally stated that there were 10 suspects but later stated it to be 11.