Germany mulls Islamic group probe

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4 December 2003 , KARLSRUHE - Germany's chief federal prosecutor is considering whether to take over an investigation into an Islamic group suspected of trying to smuggle suicide bombers into Iraq, a spokesman said Thursday. It follows the arrest of an Iraq at Munich railway station Tuesday and reports that police had broken up an Islamic terrorist group. Media reports from Munich said the group was believed to be a cell of Ansar al-Islam (supporters of Islam) which has alleged links to the al-Qaeda terror

4 December 2003

KARLSRUHE - Germany's chief federal prosecutor is considering whether to take over an investigation into an Islamic group suspected of trying to smuggle suicide bombers into Iraq, a spokesman said Thursday.

It follows the arrest of an Iraq at Munich railway station Tuesday and reports that police had broken up an Islamic terrorist group.

Media reports from Munich said the group was believed to be a cell of Ansar al-Islam (supporters of Islam) which has alleged links to the al-Qaeda terrorist network.

A spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutors Office in Karlsruhe said chief prosecutor Kay Nehm was looking to see if there was any need to take over the investigation from Munich prosecutors.

Normally the Karlsruhe office would be responsible for investigating terrorist groups.

DPA
Subject: German news 

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