Germany Charges Al-Qaida Suspect

BERLIN (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they have charged a 25-year-old man with Turkish-German citizenship with attempting to recruit supporters for al-Qaida and procuring material that could be used to make a bomb.

Prosecutors said in a statement Tuesday that the man, identified only as Adnan V., wanted to bring "jihad to Germany."

They say searches of the suspect's apartment in Offenbach, near Frankfurt, revealed small amounts of an explosive compound and remote detonators.

He is also accused of seeking members for al-Qaida by circulating propaganda on the internet.

The suspect was arrested in October 2009 and has been in custody since.


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