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Munich train stations shut amid IS New Year's Eve terror threat

German police close two stations following intelligence on suicide bomb attack

1st January, 2016
Officer guards southern gate to Munich main station Pic: Getty

Germany shut down two Munich train stations an hour before midnight last night following a tip the Islamic State (IS) was planning a suicide bomb attack.

Munich’s central station and Pasing station reopened several hours later after intelligence from another country, believed to be France, could not be substantiated.

Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann told reporters his country had received information regarding a planned atrocity.

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