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Five suspects arrested in West Germany over Paris attacks

Police on Tuesday arrested five suspects in a German border town close to Belgium and the Netherlands for their possible connection with Paris attacks on November 13, German media reported.

Two women and a man were arrested around 9:30 a.m. local time (0830 GMT) at a job center in in Alsdorf near Germany’s westernmost city Aachen, German newspaper Aachener Zeitung reported.

Police made the arrests after they were told one of the fugitives, who might be a suspect in Paris attacks, could be staying in the area, the newspaper cited a police spokesman.

The police arrested two other suspects in a separate operation in the afternoon, after being informed that these two people in Alsdorf could be connected to the attacks in Paris.

About seven well-coordinated shootings and bombings rocked central Paris Friday night (November 13), one of which turned into a hostage taking at the Bataclan theater and concert hall where hundreds of people were attending a rock concert.

At least two explosions were heard near the national stadium Stade de France where a France-Germany friendly soccer match was being played, attended by French President Francois Hollande.

At least 140 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in the Paris terror attacks on November 13.

The international community had strongly condemned the Paris attacks and Leaders across the world also responded with shock and pledges of solidarity for France.

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