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German Police Raid Suspected Radical Islamic Financing Network


German police have conducted a series of raids against individuals suspected of gathering donations to finance radical Islamic activities abroad.

Officials say police made no arrests, but raided 33 apartments and four businesses in Wednesday's operation, which took place primarily in the southern state of Bavaria. They said officers seized computers and propaganda materials during the raids.

Officials said the operation targeted 24 people, including citizens of Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan and Tunisia.

Tuesday, an Italian court charged two suspected Islamic militants with terrorism, while police in Spain arrested four Moroccans allegedly linked to last year's deadly Madrid train bombings.

Also Tuesday, British authorities released an Egyptian terror suspect held for more than three years without charge, citing a lack of evidence.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.

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