Two Syrian nationals arrested in Geneva 'with traces of explosives found in car'

It is unclear whether the arrests are linked to heightened security alert in Switzerland issued Thursday

Samuel Osborne@SamuelOsborne93
Friday 11 December 2015 19:46
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Security officers check a van at Geneva's airport on 10 December, 2015, after police raised the alert level and searched the city for several suspected jihadists believed to have links to Isis
Security officers check a van at Geneva's airport on 10 December, 2015, after police raised the alert level and searched the city for several suspected jihadists believed to have links to Isis

Two Syrian nationals have been arrested in Geneva, Switzerland.

Traces of explosives were found in their car, the city's daily Tribune de Geneve reported.

The newspaper gave no details on the identity of the two men, or the circumstances of their arrest.

Swiss police increased the terror alert level in Geneva on Thursday after reportedly receiving intelligence four suspects believed to be connected to the Paris attacks were in the area.

It is currently unclear whether there is any link between the arrests and the heightened security alert.

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