Germany releases pair suspected of 'bomb plot'
German authorities Wednesday freed two men initially suspected last month of acquiring chemicals for a possible bombing ahead of the September 11, 2001 attacks' anniversary and a papal visit.
Prosecutors pressed no charges against the men, a 24-year-old German of Lebanese origin and a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip.
Police took the pair into custody on September 8 and raided their homes as well as a mosque in the working-class neighbourhood of Wedding in Berlin.
However the federal prosecutor's office, which normally handles major terror cases, did not open its own investigation.
© 2011 AFP