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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:14 PM

German prosecutors charge German Taliban suspect

Source: Reuters

German prosecutors charge German Taliban suspect

BERLIN | Fri Aug 3, 2012 1:17pm EDT

(Reuters) - Prosecutors in Germany said on Friday they had charged a German man suspected of helping launch an attack on a military base in Afghanistan with being a member of an Islamist militant group and with preparing a serious act of violent subversion.

The federal prosecutors' office said it suspected that the 26-year-old German national, identified only as Thomas U., was a member of a foreign "terrorist" association called the "German Taliban Mujahideen" (DTM) from December 2009 to July 2010.

It said he had traveled to the Afghan-Pakistan border area in 2009, where he joined the DTM and that he was trained to use firearms and explosives.

In late 2009, he and other DTM members had attacked a military base used by American and Afghan armed forces, prosecutors added.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/03/us-germany-prosecution-idUSBRE87216Y20120803

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