German prosecutors indict suspected terrorist linked to al-Qaida, Somalia’s al-Shabab

BERLIN – German prosecutors have indicted a man on suspicion of being a member of al-Qaida and Somalia’s al-Shabab terror group.

Prosecutors say 24-year-old German national Emrah Erdogan is also suspected of two cases of manslaughter, incitement to robbery and feigning an imminent terror attack in Germany in 2010.

The federal prosecutors’ office said in a statement Monday that Erdogan travelled in May 2010 from Germany to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region, where he joined an al-Qaida training camp.

He is accused of travelling to Somalia in 2011 to join al-Shabab and taking part in attacks that led to the deaths of several Ethiopian troops allied with the Somali government.

Erdogan was arrested in Tanzania in June 2012 and deported to Germany.


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