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German town that canceled Turkish event receives bomb threat

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities in the southwestern town of Gaggenau evacuated the city hall on Friday after receiving a bomb threat, its mayor told German television, one day after he canceled an event where Turkey's justice minister was to speak.

Asked by n-tv broadcaster if the bomb threat was linked to the cancellation, mayor Michael Pfeiffer said: "We presume this at the moment, but we don't know for sure. We presume there is a direct link."

Police are searching the city hall.

"We don't know how seriously we should take this threat," Pfeiffer said.

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Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag had planned to address supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in the town on Thursday.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Andrea Shalal)

 
 
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