German government bans Hezbollah — Interior Ministry

Police are conducting raids on four associations linked to the Islamist group Hezbollah in Germany.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Thursday banned Hezbollah activities in the country, his ministry spokesman said on Twitter. 
He also confirmed that "police measures are underway in several federal states concurrently," and added that Rechtstaateven in times of crisis, the "consitutional state was able to act."
The police raids are focused on four associations in Berlin, Dortmund, Bremen and Münster accused of belonging to Hezbollah.

Hezbollah in Europe

Authorities estimate around 1,050 people in Germany are active members of the Lebanese militant group. Germany has classified it as a terrorist organization. 

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