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Germany averted possible attack on synagogue, minister says

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By Reuters

COLOGNE – German police averted a possible Islamist attack on a synagogue on Wednesday and a 16-year-old Syrian youth was among four arrested in connection with the threat, the regional interior minister said on Thursday.

“We received a very serious and concrete tip that an attack on the synagogue could take place during Yom Kippur,” Herbert Reul, interior minister for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia told a news conference.