Suspect arrested over explosion at mosque in Germany

2016-12-09 20:15


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Berlin — German authorities have arrested a man suspected of setting off homemade explosive devices outside a mosque and a conference centre in Dresden in September.

Prosecutors said the 29-year-old man from Dresden was arrested on Thursday. They said on Friday that authorities also seized objects that could be used to make explosives, and that DNA evidence linked the suspect to the blasts.

The entrance of the Fatih Camii mosque was damaged in the explosion on September 26. An imam with his wife and two sons were inside at the time, but weren't hurt.

The second device exploded shortly afterward on a terrace between a hotel and a conference centre.

The explosions came a few days before events marking Germany's national day in Dresden, where the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement is based.

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