German police launch Muslim terrorist raids nation wide

German anti-terror police carried out a series of pre-dawn raids in the eastern city of Leipzig Wednesday.

Regional news portal “Tag24” reported that the operation targeted suspected members of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS), as well as other extremist factions.

A police spokesperson in Leipzig said the raids were part of a nationwide anti-terror operation. Similar raids were carried out in the federal states of Saxony-Anhalt, Berlin and Bavaria.