Report: German Turk behind suicide attack on US Afghan base

19th March 2008, Comments 0 comments

The attack, which took place in Khost province on March 3, claimed the lives of two soldiers deployed with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and two Afghan workers.

Berlin -- A German extremist of Turkish origin was responsible for a suicide bomb attack in March on a US post in eastern Afghanistan, according to German press reports.

The reports in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper and in the weekly news magazine Focus cited unnamed German security sources.

German federal prosecutors could provide no information on the reports when contacted by DPA.

The attack, which took place in Khost province on March 3, claimed the lives of two soldiers deployed with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and two Afghan workers. Six others were injured.

The reports said the man was 28-years-old and had lived near Ansbach in the southern state of Bavaria with a wife and two children.

One of the reports linked him to an Islamist terrorist cell uncovered in September last year. The plotters, who included two German converts to Islam and a Turkish Muslim, had allegedly been planning large bomb attacks on US facilities in Germany.

DPA with Expatica

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