German police find explosives stashed in raided apartment

October 8, 2016 3:30 PM

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BERLIN — German investigators found several hundred grams of explosives in an apartment they raided Saturday in the eastern city of Chemnitz as they sought a Syrian man suspected of planning a bombing attack. The suspect remained on the run but three contacts were detained and being questioned, police said.

Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt told reporters the explosives were found by investigators combing carefully through the apartment, which was raided earlier in the day.

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