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3 mosques across Germany receive bomb threats

At least three mosques across Germany were evacuated on Thursday after receiving bomb threats through e-mails, prompting the police to beef up security.In southern Germany s Bavaria, two mosques were evacuated after their staff received e-mails purportedly from a far-right group which threatened to kill Muslim worshippers and demanded the release of its members from jail, Anadolu News Agency reported.Police launched a search operation inside the two mosques in Pasing and Freimann, but nothing suspicious was found.In North Rhine-Westphalia state in western Germany, a mosque in Iserlohn city received a similar email claiming that bombs were planted inside the place of worship. However, the threat turned out to be a hoax.Police evacuated the mosque after searching inside the premises with bomb-sniffing dogs.People were cordoned off from the affected areas while investigations are underway.On Tuesday, Germany s largest mosque, situated in Cologne city, too received a similar bomb threat ..


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