German police storm plane, detain terror suspects

Other News Materials 26 September 2008 13:35 (UTC +04:00)

German police stormed an Amsterdam-bound plane at Cologne-Bonn Airport on Friday and arrested two suspected terrorists, a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said a Somali man aged 23 and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were escorted off the KLM flight at 6:55 am (0455 GMT), reported dpa

The two men had been under observation for several months. A search of their apartment had turned up farewell letters in which they declared their readiness to die in a jihad or holy war, the police spokesman said.