One of four Algerian men suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin had registered in Germany as a Syrian refugee and another had contacts in Belgium, the One News Now website reports today (February 5, 2016).
Police -- who believe the four had ties to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group -- conducted raids yesterday in Berlin and western Germany. One of the Algerians and his wife were arrested at a refugee home because they were sought by Algerian authorities for belonging to the IS group.
Berlin police said the man arrived with his family in Germany at the end of last year and sought asylum as a Syrian refugee.
Police said they established that another of the Algerians -- who was not arrested -- had contacts with Belgium. They didn't elaborate, but Belgium has a strong Islamic extremist scene.