In this Dec. 22, 2016 photo police units walk through the shopping centre "Centro" in Oberhausen, Germany. Two men were arrested in Duisburg on the suspicion of planning an attack on the shopping centre. (Arnulf Stoffl/dpa via AP)

Kosovo brothers suspected of terrorist plot in Germany released

Two Kosovo-born men arrested on December 23rd were released by German police due to lack of evidence.

Two Kosovo-born men suspected of planning a terrorist attack in an Oberhausen mall have been released, report the German magazine Die Zeit, AFP and Reuters.

On Friday, the two brothers, aged 28 and 31, were arrested in Duisburg by the German police after a tip-off from intelligence agencies. The brothers were suspected of plotting an attack on the Centro mall in Oberhausen, one of the biggest shopping centers in Germany.

The two brothers were released on Saturday after “a careful investigation.” No evidence could be found that the brothers constituted a threat.

The arrest of the two brothers was made only a few days after a major attack in a Berlin Christmas market, during which a lorry ran into the crowd killing 12 and injuring tens of people.

25/12/2016 - 14:25

25 December 2016 - 14:25

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