Germans police react to threat of suicide car bomb attack on US military hospital


"Police in Germany have increased security at a military hospital in the city of Hamburg after a bomb warning.

"City police said they had received a tip suggesting that extremists were planning a suicide car bomb attack.


"German intelligence services said the warning came from a US intelligence agency.

"The threat is thought to come from the militant group Ansar al-Islam, based in northern Iraq.

"More than 100 police officers armed with sub-machine guns, soldiers and explosives experts have been sent to the scene.

"Police using sniffer dogs are also checking cars entering the area."


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