German police found on Thursday bodies of five children at an apartment in the town of Solingen in western Germany.

A 27-year-old mother is suspected of killing the children, sources told German Press Agency dpa.

A police spokesperson in Wuppertal confirmed the news but did not give any further details.

Investigation has begun, and the residential block is surrounded by police officers and emergency services.

*Writing and contribution by Iclal Turan in Ankara

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