Massive raids against suspected Islamist militants were carried out by hundreds of officers in Germany today, including two refugee homes.

The raids were carried out to prevent ‘severe acts of violence’, according to police.

Experts say Germany is long overdue a terrorist attack by jihadists because of its support for military operations against the group in Iraq and Syria.

Two of the addresses searched were an asylum seeker’s centre in Hanover and another in Attendorn in the Sauerland region.

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