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Terror suspects sought in Geneva thought to have Islamic State links

Published 10/12/2015 | 12:11

Swiss police officers patrol around the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
Swiss police officers patrol around the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

Police in Geneva are hunting at least four suspects believed to have links to the radical Islamic State group and are believed to have been plotting an attack in the city, official sources said.

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An official in Switzerland says the CIA alerted Swiss authorities to the four men on Wednesday - prompting the manhunt.

The official also confirmed the suspects were four men shown in a photograph linked to a news report in the Swiss daily Le Matin. They were pictured each in a crouched pose and holding up an index finger.

He said the suspects were not believed to have had direct links to the Paris terror attacks, appearing to revise an earlier statement from the Geneva security department.

The official also said it was too early to say whether other suspects might be at large.

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