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Germany: Police remove body of Syrian refugee terror suspect01:00

Germany: Police remove body of Syrian refugee terror suspect

Germany, Leipzig
October 13, 2016 at 00:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

The 22-year old man suspected of plotting a bomb-attack in Berlin, Jaber al-Bakr, was found dead in his cell in Leipzig, on Wednesday. His body transported by police from the prison to an unknown location late on Wednesday evening.

Al-Bakr had reportedly been on hunger strike since his arrest on Monday. He had been turned in to police by three Syrian refugees, who he had asked for help after escaping to Leipzig.

Police found "highly volatile" explosives, which were allegedly homemade, during a raid of Al-Bakr's flat in Chemnitz, last Saturday. The arrest on Monday morning came following a massive two-day manhunt, which involved more than 700 police units.

Germany: Police remove body of Syrian refugee terror suspect01:00
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The 22-year old man suspected of plotting a bomb-attack in Berlin, Jaber al-Bakr, was found dead in his cell in Leipzig, on Wednesday. His body transported by police from the prison to an unknown location late on Wednesday evening.

Al-Bakr had reportedly been on hunger strike since his arrest on Monday. He had been turned in to police by three Syrian refugees, who he had asked for help after escaping to Leipzig.

Police found "highly volatile" explosives, which were allegedly homemade, during a raid of Al-Bakr's flat in Chemnitz, last Saturday. The arrest on Monday morning came following a massive two-day manhunt, which involved more than 700 police units.

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