MOSQUES and homes across Germany have been raided in a massive police operation to thwart an Islamic State terror attack.
Police stormed 54 houses and businesses, as well as Islamic places of worship, resulting in the arrest of a Tunisian Isis recruiter.
The state of Hesse was swarming with officers in the early hours of the morning as police targeted extremists in the country.
The operation was combating “serious state-threatening violence” officials revealed after a 26-year-old Tunisian people smuggler for ISIS was arrested.
It is currently believed the man arrested was involved in the attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia in March 2015, which left 20 tourists dead and other ISIS attacks.
“According to evidence gathered so far, attack plans were still in an early phase and had not selected a specific target,” said a spokesperson for the Hesse state criminal investigation office.
Officers later revealed the Tunisian arrested has been wanted since August 2015 and is a known ISIS recruiter.
Police believe the man was gathering a group to commit a terror atatck on German soil.
Although he has not been named police revealed he had been in Germany for ten years until 2013.
He then returned during the refugee crisis of 2015 posing as an asylum seeker.