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Tanzania sends terror suspect to German

Thursday - 6/14/2012, 9:28am  ET

ARUSHA, Tanzania (AP) - An official in Tanzania says his country will transfer a terror suspect to Germany.

Acting Director of Criminal Investigations Isaya Mngulu said Thursday that Tanzanian security officials have alerted German officials of Emrah Erdogan's imminent arrival. Mngulu told Tanzanian state radio that Erdogan is a member of al-Qaida who has fought in Afghanistan.

Erdogan is a 24-year-old German of Turkish origin. His name has been linked to a May 28 bomb attack in Kenya, though Kenyan officials have not formally accused him in the attack. Officials say that Erdogan recently traveled from Somalia to Kenya and then to Tanzania.


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