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Two More Suspects Arrested in Failed German Terror Plot


Police in Lebanon and Germany have detained two more suspects in connection with last month's failed terrorist plot to blow up two German passenger trains.

Lebanese officials Friday detained a man identified only by the initials HKD. They said they based their action on information provided by Jihad Hamad, a suspect who earlier turned himself in to Lebanese authorities.

Also Friday, German officials captured a suspect in the southern city of Konstanz. Authorities say the unidentified man has links to Youssef Mohamad el Hajdib, who was detained last Saturday in the northern German city of Kiel.

Authorities say video surveillance cameras caught two of the suspects arrested in Germany boarding trains in Cologne on July 31 and carrying suitcases packed with homemade bombs. The bombs were placed on trains bound for the cities of Dortmund and Koblenz, but failed to explode.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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