In Brief: Three men arrested in Germany under suspicion of being IS members and planning an attack

The three men were questioned by the Frankfurt public prosecutor's office on Tuesday and are scheduled to be brought in front of a judge on Wednesday.

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In Offenbach, Hesse, on Tuesday police arrested three suspected members of the Islamic militant organization, the so-called Islamic State. The men are between the ages of 21 and 24, and are said to have been planning an attack.

Nadja Niesen of the Frankfurt public prosecutor’s office said officers seized various pieces of evidence including firearms and explosives during a raid conducted by Germany’s special forces.

Niesen said the three men are being held on suspicion of seeking to commit a severe act of violence.

The three men were questioned by the prosecutor’s office on Tuesday and are scheduled to be brought in front of a judge on Wednesday.


Hundreds of German military recruits took their oath on Tuesday in front of the Reichstag in Berlin.

Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag, thanked them for their voluntary service and called them role models.

Schäuble also said people in Germany know they can rely on their soldiers, and soldiers should also know they can count on the support of the German Parliament.

The German military, or Bundeswehr, is commemorating 64 years since it was established.


Customers of the insolvent Thomas Cook may have held onto hope that their trips booked for the coming year could take place, but now the travel group says all trips from January onwards have been cancelled – even if they have been partially or completely paid for.

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