German police carry out nationwide anti-terror raids
Police forces in five German states carried out raids on Tuesday morning with the aim of tackling the financing of terror groups, police in Thuringia have reported.
Police investigators in Thuringia, Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Saxony and Bavaria carried out the raids.
The raids carried out due to a suspicion that suspects were planning a serious act of violence against the state, but investigators say there was no concrete evidence of an imminent attack.
Germany has so far been spared large-scale jihadist attacks.
But Europe's biggest economic power has been shaken by two assaults claimed by the Isis and carried out by asylum seekers - an axe rampage on a train in Würzburg that injured five, and a suicide bombing in Ansbach in which 15 people were hurt.
Police said this month they had foiled an alleged plot by a Syrian refugee to bomb one of Berlin's airports.The cases have fuelled anxiety over Germany's record influx of nearly 900,000 asylum seekers in 2015.