Frankfurt attack was `Afghanistan revenge`: Prosecutors

Last Updated: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 20:09

Berlin: A suspected Islamist radical
accused of shooting dead two US servicemen at Frankfurt
Airport did so in revenge for the US mission in Afghanistan,
German prosecutors said on Friday.

The 21-year-old carried out the attack on Wednesday
"because he wanted to take revenge for the US intervention in
Afghanistan," federal prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum told

The suspect has said that the day before the attack he
watched a video on the Internet purporting to show US
atrocities in Afghanistan, Griesbaum said.

The shooter "saw a video on the Internet portal
YouTube the day before the act," Griesbaum said.

"In this video, American soldiers apparently raided a
Muslim house and raped the daughter of the family," he added.

"He could not get the pictures out of his head and
wanted with his actions to prevent American soldiers going to
Afghanistan and carrying out such acts," added the prosecutor.


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First Published: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 20:09

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