Islamic Extremists Planning German Attacks

[AP/MSNBC] - Some of the 50 Islamic extremists from Germany who trained at terrorist camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan may be plotting attacks in Germany, Joerg Ziercke, head of the country's FBI equivalent, told the daily Tagesspiegel in an interview released Sunday. "In light of statements from al-Qaeda and (the Islamic Jihad Union) we are certain that a decision has been made to conduct attacks in Germany," Ziercke said. Ziercke said a small number of the newly trained militants had already returned to Germany and are among some 100 suspected extremists under investigation by the federal crime office.

2008-08-05 08:00:00

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