German police raid premises of suspected terrorists

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5 December 2007, Karlsruhe, Germany (dpa) - Police raided premises used by a suspected left-wing Turkish terrorist group in three German states on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said. Some 140 officers took part in the raids in line with investigations into 10 persons involved with a terrorist cell within the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), they said. The cell is believed responsible for a series of bomb attacks in Turkey, some of which resulted in fatalities. The TKP/ML, founded in 19

5 December 2007

Karlsruhe, Germany (dpa) - Police raided premises used by a suspected left-wing Turkish terrorist group in three German states on Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.

Some 140 officers took part in the raids in line with investigations into 10 persons involved with a terrorist cell within the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), they said.

The cell is believed responsible for a series of bomb attacks in Turkey, some of which resulted in fatalities.

The TKP/ML, founded in 1972, has the aim of destroying the political structure of the Turkish state and replacing it with a Communist apparatus, the German prosecutors said.

The party believes in armed struggle to achieve its goal. To support its cause, it organizes funds and material support for the party in Germany and other European countries.

Police said a total of 13 premises in eight German cities were searched during Wednesday's crackdown.

DPA

Subject: German news

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