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Germany Arrests Two Al-Qaeda Suspects Planning Suicide Attack

Two suspected members of al-Qaeda who may have been planning a suicide attack against U.S. troops in Iraq and raising money to purchase nuclear material were arrested by German authorities in the southern city of Mainz. The suspects, a 29-year-old Iraqi national identified as Ibrahim Mohamed K. and Palestinian Yasser Abu S., 31, were apprehended as part of a raid on four residences in Mainz and the former western German capital of Bonn, according to an e-mailed statement today from Federal Prosecutor Kay Nehm. Ibrahim Mohamed K. made contacts with high-level al-Qaeda figures in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and participated in fighting against U.S. forces there, according to the prosecutor. German travel documents enabled him to return to Europe in September 2002 and recruit potential suicide bombers. Full Story

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