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.
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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.