German police detain three Muslim collaborators of suspected terrorist

Two men and a woman – one Afghan, one Turkish and one German – have been detained in Germany on suspicion of supporting and encouraging a terrorist in planning a bomb attack on police or soldiers, prosecutors in the northern city of Celle said on Friday.

The three, aged between 25 and 27, were taken into custody on Thursday night, and are suspected of aiding and abetting a serious act of violence against the state, the prosecutors said. One was found in Cologne, one in Bünde – both in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia – and one in Hildesheim in Lower Saxony, further to the north.