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Germany’s secret service have received more than 100 tip-offs that ISIS militants are among the migrants claiming asylum in the country, claims spy chief

Germany‘s secret service has received more than 100 tip-offs that ISIS militants are hiding out among asylum seekers, it was reported today.

The head of the domestic intelligence agency (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, mentioned the figure at a discussion in the Interior Ministry, according to local media.

It comes a day after police conducted raids on suspected Islamist militants at locations across the country, including two refugee centres.


But Mr Maassen also said that among those tip-offs there were some cases of untruthful defamation, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported, without citing sources.

The BfV was not immediately available for comment when contacted by Reuters news agency.

Two men and a woman were arrested during massive police raids in the hunt for four Algerians being sought for their suspected links with ISIS in Syria.

Refugee shelters in Hanover and Attendorn and addresses in Berlin were among a series of dawn swoops.

Berlin police said the four ‘from the jihad scene are under investigation over suspicions that they are planning a serious act threatening the security of the state’.


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