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Swiss authorities open criminal proceedings against 2 arrested Syrians

  • Olivier Jornot, Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, informs the media about two individuals who have been arrested by Swiss police Friday , during press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.   (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Olivier Jornot, Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, informs the media about two individuals who have been arrested by Swiss police Friday , during press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Olivier Jornot, left, Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, and Francois Schmutz, right, Chief of the Judicial police of  the Canton of Geneva, inform the media about two individuals    arrested by Swiss police Friday , during press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.  (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Olivier Jornot, left, Prosecutor General of the Canton of Geneva, and Francois Schmutz, right, Chief of the Judicial police of the Canton of Geneva, inform the media about two individuals arrested by Swiss police Friday , during press conference, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Swiss police car patrols  during a traditional Parade   of the Fete de l'Escalade, in the old town of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Switzerland's Attorney General's office and the Swiss Federal Police Office say they have opened criminal proceedings against two Syrian citizens on suspicion they manufactured, concealed and transported explosives and toxic gases and also allegedly violated bans on militants groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State. The attorney general said in a statement the two people, who were not further identified, were arrested Friday in the Geneva area. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    A Swiss police car patrols during a traditional Parade of the Fete de l'Escalade, in the old town of Geneva, in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015. Switzerland's Attorney General's office and the Swiss Federal Police Office say they have opened criminal proceedings against two Syrian citizens on suspicion they manufactured, concealed and transported explosives and toxic gases and also allegedly violated bans on militants groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State. The attorney general said in a statement the two people, who were not further identified, were arrested Friday in the Geneva area. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Switzerland's Attorney General's office and the Swiss Federal Police Office say they have opened criminal proceedings against two Syrian citizens on suspicion they manufactured, concealed and transported explosives and toxic gases and also allegedly violated bans on militants groups like al-Qaida and Islamic State.

The attorney general said in a statement the two people, who were not further identified, were arrested Friday in the Geneva area.

It was not immediately clear Saturday if the two had any connection with the four suspects with alleged ties to the extremist Islamic State group that Geneva authorities have been searching for.

Local authorities were to provide further details in a press conference later Saturday.