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German Police searching for Syrian refugee suspected of 'planning terror attack'

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 19:04 IST

London [UK], Oct. 8 (ANI): The German Police are searching for a Syrian refugee as part of an operation to foil a suspected terror plot in the country.

Saxony Police have issued an appeal for help tracing 22-year-old Jaber al-Bakr, an asylum seeker from Damascus province, reports the Independent.

A spokesperson said he was "suspected of preparing a bomb attack".

The alert was put out during a lockdown in the city of Chemnitz, where authorities said they were investigating a terror plot.

Scores of armed officers evacuated residents and cordoned off large areas of the Fritz Heckert district on Saturday morning.

Officials searched the flat used by al-Bakr and issued an appeal for residents not to share any images or footage of the operation on social media.

Security remains high in the country after two terror attacks by Islamic State supporters earlier this year, with a Syrian refugee blowing himself up in Ansbach and an Afghan teenager attacking train passengers with an axe in Würzburg. (ANI)