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German police investigate bomb threats against mosques

BERLIN, July 12 (KUNA) -- German police reported on Friday that they were investigating bomb threats against mosques in northwestern and western Bavaria, located in southern Germany.
Police confirmed in a statement that competent authorities began investigating bomb threat e-mails that reached officials of a mosque in western Hagen, Germany and other mosques in Munich, Bavaria's capital.
Hagen's police were still unable to figure out who was responsible for sending threats, but also said they found no suspicious objects nor bombs in the mosques.
A similar message was received Thursday by the officials of a mosque in the western Iserlohn city and another on the same day to the largest mosque in Cologne, the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia.
After the bomb-threatening e-mails, the police cordoned the building conducting the necessary investigations but found nothing.
This brings the number up to five mosques threatened in the past few days, all belonging to the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), which is responsible for the Turkish facilities and mosques in Germany and one of the largest Muslim associations on German soil. (end) anj.lr