German embassies on security alert: Bild

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21 November 2005, HAMBURG - German security authorities have ordered higher protection for German diplomatic missions in Arab nations amid fears of terrorist attack, the mass circulation daily Bild reported Saturday.

21 November 2005

HAMBURG - German security authorities have ordered higher protection for German diplomatic missions in Arab nations amid fears of terrorist attack, the mass circulation daily Bild reported Saturday.

The newspaper said concern had grown because Detlev Mehlis, the man leading the official United Nations inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, is a German.

Mehlis, a public prosecutor in Berlin, has implicated some Syrian government officials under suspicion in his investigations. Syria strongly denies any involvement in the Hariri assassination.

The German analysts believed it was possible that someone might try to extract revenge by bombing a German mission.

In Berlin, the German Foreign Office said after Bild appeared that it did not comment on such reports as a matter of principle.

DPA

Subject: German news

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