posted on Jan, 23 2005 @ 10:57 PM
German authorities have arrested two men in Mainz, Germany on suspicion of planning a suicide bombing in Iraq and trying to obtain uranium in
Luxembourg. The two men had trained in Afganistan at al-Qaeda camps prior to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and may have been
involved in communication between al-Qaeda leadership in Afghanistan and the Hamburg cell thought to have carried out the 9/11 attacks. The Iraq
attack was to be financed by insurance fraud.
MAINZ, Germany, Jan. 23 - The police arrested two men here on Sunday who are suspected of being members of Al Qaeda, saying they were planning
suicide bombings in Iraq.
The arrests occurred a month before President Bush is scheduled to visit this southwestern German city, though German authorities did not cite any
link between the events.
They said the suspects had also tried to buy a small amount of enriched uranium from a contact in Luxembourg for undisclosed purposes.
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I'm amazed these two individuals hadn't been caught earlier given their history of al-Qaeda involvement. Still, I'm glad that Germany, despite its
rhetoric, is still a partner in the War Against Terror, at least in keeping terrorists from operating within its borders. The most interesting part of
the story is the uranium deal, details of which are still sketchy.
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