(London Guardian) Five to seven Islamic State suicide bombers were planning to launch an attack on New Year's Eve, German authorities have said, as police in Munich evacuated train stations and warned people to stay away.
Munich police president Hubertus Andrae said 550 emergency services personnel had been deployed to track down the suspects and secure the sites, and that no arrests had yet been made.
A police spokeswoman said it could not be ruled out that the suspected attackers could seek another target.
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Andrae said authorities were tipped off by a foreign intelligence service that the jihadi group was planning the attacks. German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung said the information was passed on by French intelligence services.