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Two terror suspects arrested in Frankfurt

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11:51 CEST+02:00
Police arrested two men suspected of aiding the extremist group Islamic Jihad Union in the Frankfurt am Main region on Friday.

Federal prosecutors in Karlsruhe said in a statement they had taken Omid S., a German national with Afghan roots, and Hüseyin Ö., a Turk, into custody. Both are 27-years-old and suspected of aiding Islamists plotting terrorist attacks abroad.

Although they are not being investigated for helping a related group in the Sauerland region, they allegedly provided supplies and equipment for the IJU.

Omid S. supposedly travelled to a terrorist training camp along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and Hüseyin Ö. was picked up by Pakistani security forces in 2007.

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