Two terror suspects nabbed in Salzburg

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Two terror suspects nabbed in Salzburg
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Two suspected members of the Isis terror group who were posing as refugees whilst travelling through Austria have been taken into custody in Salzburg, according to a spokesman for the federal prosecutor.


Robert Holzleitner told reporters from Austrian state broadcaster ORF that the two men, each around 20 years old, had been living in refugee accommodation in Salzburg.

Their fellow Syrian refugees grew concerned by the behaviour and background stories of the pair, and reported their concerns to authorities.

It is believed that the men had participated in armed conflict in Syria, fighting on the side of the Isis terror group.  

There is currently no evidence to suggest that the pair planned any terror attacks in Europe, however "investigations are still ongoing", the prosecutor's office said.



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