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Germany: Security heightened at Berlin's Olympic Stadium following Paris attacks01:26

Germany: Security heightened at Berlin's Olympic Stadium following Paris attacks

Germany, Berlin
November 22, 2015 at 00:25 GMT +00:00 · Published

Security was heightened around the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Sunday, ahead of Hertha BSC's football match against Hoffenheim.

Security checks were set up around the stadium with officers checking the personal belongings of fans arriving at the stadium to see the match. Police in riot gear were present both outside and inside the stadium.

The heightened security measures were enforced after last Friday's deadly attacks on Paris. At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across Paris last Friday evening. The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Germany: Security heightened at Berlin's Olympic Stadium following Paris attacks01:26
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Security was heightened around the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Sunday, ahead of Hertha BSC's football match against Hoffenheim.

Security checks were set up around the stadium with officers checking the personal belongings of fans arriving at the stadium to see the match. Police in riot gear were present both outside and inside the stadium.

The heightened security measures were enforced after last Friday's deadly attacks on Paris. At least 130 people were killed and more than 349 left injured, after gunmen carried out a series of coordinated attacks at six different locations across Paris last Friday evening. The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attack.

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