Germany releases train bomb plot suspect

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14 September 2006, KARLSRUHE, GERMANY - Germany's Federal Court Thursday ordered the release of a Syrian man held in connection with a plot to detonate bombs on trains in Germany. Investigators told the court there was not enough evidence to link Fadi Saleh to two suitcase bombs that failed to go off on trains in Dortmund and Koblenz on July 31. Saleh, a 23-year-old student, was detained at a hostel in the southern town of Konstanz on August 25, apparently on a tip-off from another suspect questioned by po

14 September 2006

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY - Germany's Federal Court Thursday ordered the release of a Syrian man held in connection with a plot to detonate bombs on trains in Germany.

Investigators told the court there was not enough evidence to link Fadi Saleh to two suitcase bombs that failed to go off on trains in Dortmund and Koblenz on July 31.

Saleh, a 23-year-old student, was detained at a hostel in the southern town of Konstanz on August 25, apparently on a tip-off from another suspect questioned by police in Lebanon.

Saleh is reportedly an acquaintance of Youssef al-Hajdib, 21, one of the alleged bombers who was arrested in Germany in mid-August and who remains in detention.

Two other suspects are being held in police custody in Lebanon.

The suitcase bombs failed to explode because of a faulty mechanism and were only discovered later on by unsuspecting train guards.

DPA

Subject: German news

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