Friday, 26 September 2008

Terrorist attack thwarted?

The BBC report that:
"Police in Germany have arrested two terrorism suspects on a plane preparing to take off from Cologne-Bonn airport.

The two men, both in their early 20s and of Somali origin, were under surveillance for months, police say.

They were said to be "possibly planning attacks" and had left suicide notes at their flats expressing their wish to die in a "holy war".

The KLM airliner, which was bound for Amsterdam, was eventually allowed to take off after a luggage search.


He said the suspects - a 23-year-old Somali and a 24-year-old Somali-born German citizen - were "under suspicion of participating in a jihad [holy war] action and of possibly planning attacks".

The remaining passengers were ordered off the aircraft for a baggage inspection.

The plane was cleared for departure just over an hour later and has since landed in Amsterdam.

Germany's federal crime office said on Thursday it was hunting for two Islamic militants believed to be on their way to Germany."
Careful BBC you mentioned the word "Islamic" in that report. Maybe it would be best to get rid of that word, after all you don't want to give people the wrong impression.

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