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Mar 3, 2011 6:04 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Germany: Islamism behind attack on US airmen

BERLIN (AP) - German federal prosecutors say the attack on a busload of U.S. airmen that killed two and wounded two others at Frankfurt airport appears to have been motivated by Islamic extremism.
Prosecutors said in a statement Thursday that "because of the circumstances there is a suspicion that it was an Islamist motivated act."
The federal prosecutors took over the case early in the day and are working with Frankfurt and federal police, as well as American investigators.
The alleged suspect in Wednesday afternoon's shooting is in custody and is to appear in court later in the day. He has been identified as a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, whose family described as a devout Muslim.


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