Four terror suspects arrested in Austria

11:45, June 17, 2011      

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Austrian police have arrested four suspects allegedly involved in a terrorist organization in Afghanistan and responsible for attacks there, the authorities said Thursday.

Three of the suspects were arrested Wednesday at Vienna International Airport as they were on their way to Pakistan to attend a terrorist camp. The fourth person was arrested on the same day in Vienna as the main suspect arranging the trip, said the Federal Agency for State Protection and Counter Terrorism.

The main suspect, aged 25, was accused of recruitment for training in terrorist camps in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, as well as looking for financial support for a terrorist organization.

The suspect should have served as a contact person to al-Qaida in Pakistan and supported the German Taliban Mujahedeen. He was born in Austria and is a convert to Islam.

Source: Xinhua
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