BERLIN – Two suspected Al Qaeda (search) members were arrested by German authorities Sunday, federal prosecutors said.
Police arrested the pair on Sunday in Mainz and Bonn for allegedly breaking German laws forbidding membership in a foreign terrorist organization, federal prosecutor Kay Nehm said.
A 29-year-old Mainz resident from Iraq is suspected of planning suicide attacks in Germany. A 31-year-old Palestinian who was believed to have been planning the theft of uranium in Luxembourg was also arrested.
On Jan. 12, police took 22 suspects into custody during nationwide raids on a network of Muslim extremists that turned up militant Islamic propaganda and forged passports. In December, police arrested three suspected members of the Ansar al-Islam terror group who allegedly planned to attack Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi during a visit to Berlin.