200 police raid homes in Germany in terror investigation

BERLIN (AP) — Some 200 police officers raided 13 homes in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany Tuesday, in connection with the arrests last week of two suspected members of an Islamic terror cell.

Police spokesman Michael Gassen said the raids were mostly on close associates of the pair.

“We were looking for further evidence in connection with last week’s arrests,” Gassen said, adding that the people targeted Tuesday were not accused of any wrongdoing themselves. Most were members of the same mosque in Berlin’s Moabit neighborhood as the two suspects.