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Two Al-Shabaab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

22 September 2014, 09:19

Berlin - German authorities have arrested two suspected members of the Somali-based extremist group Al-Shabaab after they landed at Frankfurt airport Saturday.

The federal prosecutors' office said in a statement Sunday that the men were detained in Kenya last month and deported to Germany.

Both are alleged to have gone to Somalia in 2012 and taken part in Al-Shabaab operations.

Also read: Leaders: Al Shabaab plotting terror attack

The men were identified as 30-year-old German-Tunisian dual citizen Mounir T. and 22-year-old German citizen Abdiwahid W. Their full surnames weren't released in keeping with German privacy laws.

Earlier this month, German authorities arrested three other Germans also suspected of being Al-Shabaab members.

- AP


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