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Austria seizes 8 in raids linked to Islamic State

Austria seizes 8 in raids linked to Islamic StateProsecutors in the city of Graz said Austrian police took eight people into custody on Thursday in raids linked to potential connections with the militant group Islamic State, Reuters reports.

Around 800 police officers took part in the raids in Vienna and Graz "due to suspected participation in a terrorist organization ('IS')," they said in a statement, adding that the coordinated action had been planned for some time.

The statement gave no more details, but a spokesman said the people taken into custody included three Austrian nationals with a migrant background, two Bosnians and a Syrian. The nationalities of the other suspects were not immediately known.

The spokesman said: "There was no acute danger" and no indications of a concrete attack."
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