UPDATE 4-Germany shuts Munich stations on warning of New Year suicide attack

January 1, 2016 9:37 AM

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BERLIN Jan 1 Germany shut down two train stations in Munich about an hour before midnight on Thursday following a tip from the intelligence service of a friendly country that the Islamic State (IS) militant group was planning a suicide bomb attack.

The action by German authorities added to jitters in many capitals as Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened security after a year of militant attacks, the biggest of which killed 130 in Paris in November.

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