German police arrest two over mall attack plot

Representative image: Heavily-armed police walk through the reopened Breitscheidplatz Christmas market where three days ago a truck plowed into the market, killed 12 people and injured dozens in a terrorist attack on December 22, 2016 in Berlin, Germ Photograph:( Getty )

WION Berlin, Germany Dec 23, 2016, 04.04 AM (IST)

German authorities have arrested two brothers on suspicion of planning an attack on a shopping centre in the western city of Oberhausen, police said today.

The alleged plot targeted Germany's largest shopping mall, located near the Dutch border, the Telegraph reports.

Police said they are trying to understand how far how far the attack's preparations were taken, and whether they acted alone or with others, the Telegraph reports.

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(Google translation from German: "Possible #Anschlag foiled on the Centro in #Oberhausen. Two suspects in #Duisburg arrested")

The two men were aged 28 and 31 and originally from Kosovo, police said, with the country on edge after a jihadist drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin killing 12 people.

(WION with inputs from AFP)