German police have arrested three Iraqi men suspected of planning an attack on Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi during his visit to Germany.

A federal prosecutor told reporters Friday the men are suspected members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Islam. They were arrested during raids in the cities of Berlin, Augsberg, and Stuttgart.

Mr. Allawi was in Germany Friday for talks with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

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