Report: German police raid homes linked to Islamic group

German police have raided several homes linked to an Islamic extremist group in the northern city of Bremen.

The dpa news agency reports that the raids early Tuesday follow a decision by the city-state's top security official banning the group Islamischer Foerderverein Bremen.

It is considered the successor to a previously banned extremist organization whose members had fought for the Islamic State group in Syria.

Authorities planned to hold a news conference about the raids later Tuesday.