World :: Austria arrests eight for links to IS
Austrian police say they have detained eight people on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organisation through possible connections to so-called Islamic State.
There were 800 police officers involved in the operation, which involved searching several apartments and mosques in Vienna and Graz.
The raids come less than a week after police in Vienna detained a 17-year-old they described as belonging to "radical Salafist" circles.According to the local Krone newspaper all of those detained were from the former Yugoslavia. Police and units from the Office for Protection of the Constitution have carried out several anti-terror raids targeting “extreme Salafists” since Thursday morning.