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Swiss Police Target Islamist Extremists In Raids Across The Country

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The Local

Swiss Police Target Islamist Extremists In Raids Across The Country

 Around 100 police officers took part in the raids in the cantons of Zurich, Bern and Schaffhausen, conducting a total of 11 house searches, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said in a statement.

The operation targeted 11 individuals, including five juveniles who will face proceedings headed by a special office for juvenile prosecutions, the statement said.

OAG meanwhile said it had launched criminal proceedings against the six adults over suspicions that they violated Swiss law banning support of and membership in Islamic terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

One of the six was a returned foreign fighter who had been convicted previously of violating Switzerland's anti-terror legislation.

Read more: https://www.thelocal.ch/20191030/vast-anti-islamist-sweep-in-switzerland-nets-11