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Swiss Prosecutors Arrest Two in Geneva Over Terror Alert

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The Swiss Attorney-General’s office has opened a second criminal proceeding in relation to a terror alert after arresting two people in the Geneva region.

The two, arrested on Friday, are being held on suspicion of manufacturing, concealing and transporting explosives, according to an e-mailed statement on Saturday from the attorney-general in Bern. They are also suspected of violating Swiss laws prohibiting groups such as al-Qaeda and Islamic State.