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Police launch campaign to find terror suspect in Afghanistan

DDP/The Local · 15 Nov 2009, 14:14

Published: 15 Nov 2009 14:14 GMT+01:00

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According to the report, red-framed posters have been placed in the capital Kabul and other Afghan cities, alerting people to the 27-year-old Muslim convert known as “Jan Sch.”, whom the poster describes as possibly “violent and armed”.

The Kazakhstan-born German from Saarland is believed to be hiding in the remote border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan and is suspected of having links to terror network Al-Qaida.

His targets could be German military bases or civilian reconstruction facilities, the report said.

The federal police (BKA) have aimed the posters at international forces in the war-torn country and have therefore put them up mostly at security checkpoints and facilities where foreigners work.

Jan Sch. is regarded by German anti-terrorism officials as part of the so-called “Sauerland group”, led by another convert, Fritz Gelowicz, who was caught along with three co-conspirators while planning a major terrorist attack in Germany in 2007.

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Jan Sch. is thought to be one of several German terrorism suspects roaming around the border region of Afghanistan.

DDP/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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14:58 November 15, 2009 by Psypher
posters have been placed in the capital Kabul and other Afghan cities, alerting people to the 27-year-old Muslim convert known as ?Jan Sch.?, whom…
haha! Violent and armed? in that part of the world??!! Who isn't?!

lol yeah right..I'm sure there will be a lot off 999/911/112 calls by concerned Afghan citizens who spotted this dangerous fugitive (ridiculous)!!

Reality check: "Jan Sch" will be on al-jazeera (within the week) getting his head cut off...
17:10 November 15, 2009 by Celeon
Yeah "Violent and armed" :-D

That description fits to a few thousand people in the area. The word "armed" definitely does.

One could also write "as usual" instead of that.

Did they put up a reward? I seriously doubt that the ordinary afghan will want to risk his neck for some worthless handshake and smile of some german politician.
05:06 November 16, 2009 by Trainwizard
Is that turret armed with an MG-42?
13:01 November 16, 2009 by blogboy
The turret is armed with the MG-3. The different is that they slowed the rate of fire and also change the size of the rounds. Basically it is built of the MG-42 frame. But they are fun to shoot!
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