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Braunschweig officials cancel Karneval over terror threat

Braunschweig police cancelled the city's annual carnival after a threat of attack.
Braunschweig police cancelled the city’s annual carnival after attack threat. Image by Chris Sobczak / CC BY 2.0

The authorities in Braunschweig, near Hanover, Germany, were forced to cancel the city’s annual Karneval parade on Sunday after they received a ‘concrete threat of an Islamist attack’. In addition to the threat, two suspicious packages were found in the city centre, although these were later found to be harmless. Braunschweig’s Karneval parade is the largest in northern Germany, and was due to feature 100 floats to entertain over 250,000 people. Read more: thelocal.de