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Top German terrorism suspect arrested in Tanzania: police

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    Tue, Jun 2012 | By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala | Reuters

    A top German terrorism suspect, who was being hunted by Kenyan police following a blast in the capital Nairobi last month, has been arrested in neighboring Tanzania, police said on Tuesday.

    Kenyan police last month released a photo of a man they identified as Emrah Erdogan, a German national of Turkish origin who is also known as Salahuddin al-Kurdi. The Kenyan police said he had entered the east African country from Somalia in May.

    According to political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media, Erdogan travelled to Waziristan in northwest Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.

    He then went to Somalia in 2011 and was suspected of joining up with the al Qaeda-linked militant group al Shabaab.

    "The German suspect is in police custody in Dar es Salaam in relation with terrorism investigations. He is being questioned by the police as we speak to get a written statement from him," a Tanzanian police source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media, told Reuters.

    Two more Tanzanian police sources, who also declined to be identified, confirmed the arrest. The Tanzania Police Force declined to give any official comment.

    The ranks of al Shabaab include foreign fighters from Kenya, Europe, the Gulf, Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Horn of Africa country has become an increasingly prominent arena in the U.S.-led war fight against militant Islam.

    Kenyan police issued the photograph of Erdogan after a bomb tore through a trading centre in the heart of Nairobi on May 28, killing one person and wounding more than 30.

    Kenya sent soldiers into Somalia in October to fight al Shabaab. Since then, there have been a string of grenade and bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi and the north of the country near the border with Somalia.

    Earlier this month, the Ugandan police said they too were hunting for Erdogan and another German terrorism suspect as they believed they had sneaked across the border from Kenya.


    (Editing by Diana Abdallah)
     
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    We cant harbor terrorists,hata yule terrorist mzenji yupo under solitary confinement abroad
     
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    yawezekana east africa ni kitovu cha ugaidi duniani lakini hatujui
     
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    arrested in tz, could not be arrested in kenya...hahaha, tukiwaambia sisi watz noma wanatubishia, wakenya hawana lolote, kwanini wasimkamate wao hadi tuwakamatie sisi....nenda popote watakuambia kuwa tz security yake iko chini lakini intelligence yetu iko juu mno...mtu akifanya kosa lazima akamatwe hata afanye nini....na hapa tz kila mtu mzalendo na usalama wa taifa...
     
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    Tanzanian police are holding a man hunted by Kenyan police following a blast in Nairobi's Moi Avenue that killed one person and injured more than 30.

    According to Reuters, police in Tanzania are holding a man believed to be Emrah Erdogan, a German national of Turkish origin who is also known as Salahuddin al-Kurdi.

    Kenyan police last month released a photo of Erdogan who allegedly entered the country from Somalia in May.

    Police issued the photograph of Erdogan after a bomb tore through a trading centre in the heart of Nairobi on May 28, killing one person and wounded more than 30.

    According to political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media, Erdogan travelled to Waziristan in northwest Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.

    He then went to Somalia in 2011 and was suspected of joining up with the al Qaeda-linked militant group Al Shabaab.

    "The German suspect is in police custody in Dar es Salaam in relation with terrorism investigations. He is being questioned by the police as we speak to get a written statement from him," a Tanzanian police source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorised to speak to the media, told Reuters.

    Two more Tanzanian police sources, who also declined to be identified, confirmed the arrest.

    The Tanzania Police Force declined to give any official comment.

    Kenya sent soldiers into Somalia in October to fight al Shabaab. Since then, there have been a string of grenade and bomb attacks in the capital Nairobi, Mombasa and the north of the country near the border with Somalia.

    Earlier this month, the Ugandan police said they too were hunting for Erdogan and another German terrorism suspect as they believed they had sneaked across the border from Kenya.

    Additional report-Reuters

    Standard Digital : Tanzanian police arrest Nairobi blast suspect
     
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    you my guy are a mockery. if your security is so high why did he have to escape to tz.????
     
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    Just like you,he thought the Tanzania's security is as loose as Kenyan one! Chezea Tanzania weye?
     
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    dont get too nationalistic, some Kenyan officers were on the chase in this. (''yes'', inside a friendly territory) but the tag price goes to Tz, call it diplomatic relations. Check timeline between arrest time and announcement time in Nairobi....no interrogation ensued or that sort of 4 hours + ID period and associated rigorous confirmation procedures. join the fight on terror.
     
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    Uzalendo wako ni mzuri ila usisahau kuwa "Usalama wa Taifa Tanzania" ulishapoteza mwelekeo tangu ulipobinafsishwa na CCM! Tafakari!!!
     
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    Jamani tusije tuka-import huu mgogoro!!
     
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    Mkuu, hali ya Zanzibar kwa sasa kisiasa na kijamii ina rutuba nzuri sana ya kulea mambo hayo kama hatua za madhubuti hazitachukuliwa!
     
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    hukawi kusikia hawa ni wawekezaji wetu waachiwe, ni njama za mfumo kristo kudumaza biashara zetu.
     
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    hii imeandikwa kwenye Daily Nation la Kenya
    A man suspected to have been behind the recent bomb attack in Nairobi has been arrested in Tanzania.



    Emrah Erdogan, a German of Turkish origin who police have linked to the May 28 terrorist attack at Assanands House, was arrested on Tuesday.

    The suspect is also known as Salahuddin al-Kurdi.

    A police officer told the Nation that they had been contacted by their Tanzanian counterparts over the development.

    Police said they were trailing four terror suspects, among them Erdogan, before the May 28 explosion in Nairobi in which one person was killed and 36 others injured.

    (SEE IN PICTURES: Blast rocks Nairobi)

    Among suspects

    Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said Erdogan, believed to have entered Kenya through Garissa from Somalia on May 3, was among the four suspects.

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    A device was reportedly placed in a stall by a man posing as a customer.

    According to political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media, Erdogan travelled to Waziristan in northwest Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.

    He then went to Somalia in 2011 and reportedly joined al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab terror group.

    The ranks of Al-Shabaab include foreign fighters from Kenya, Europe, the Gulf, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Horn of Africa.

    Since Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October to pursue Al-Shabaab militants, there have been a string of grenade and bomb attacks in Nairobi and northern parts of the country.
     
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    Gaidi la kimataifa raia wa Ujerumani mwenye asili ya Uturuki Bw. Imran Edogan (24) [inawezekana nimekosea kidogo jina lake] limekamatwa jijini Dar es Salaam hivi karibuni na taratibu zinafanywa kulirejesha Ujerumani ambako pia linakabiliwa na tuhuma za uhalifu.

    Taarifa zilizoripotiwa jioni hii na BBC na DW ni kwamba Bw. Imran amehudhuria mafunzo kadhaa katika kundi la kigaidi la Al-Qaeda huko Afghanistan na kuhudumu kwa muda katika kundi hilo. Pia limeshiriki katika harakati kadhaa na kundi la Al-Shabaab huko Somalia kabla ya kuingia Tanzania hivi karibuni. Pia linatuhumiwa kuwa nyuma ya uhalifu uliofanyika huko Nairobi, Kenya hivi karibuni ambapo hoteli moja ya kitalii ilishambuliwa na magaidi.

    Source: BBC & Deustche Welle.
     
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    Tena yalabi
     
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    MY TAKE: Nashindwa ku-connect dots kati ya uwepo wa gaidi hili hapa Tanzania na "mlipuko" wa akina Sheikh Issa Ponda na kundi la kidini la Uamsho huko Zanzibar. Bandugu, tuwe makini na haya makundi ya ajabu ajabu yenye ajenda zao za siri kwa visingizio mbali mbali.
     
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    Ninachoomba kwa MODS...wakija wale jamaa watakaotaka kuivuruga hii thread ili watu wasiijadili, tembezeni BANS za kufa mtu...!
     
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    Emrah Erdogan

    The Kenyan police strongly believe Erdogan has links with the blast but admit they do not have tangible evidence to link him to it.
    This might leaves a lot of questions needs to be answered, as to why if they do not have tangible evidence that he was involved in the incident why he has been arrested! is it possible for them pend on his evidence to come out with clear conclusion?
    Lets see and wait.

    Stand to be corrected!
     
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    Tetesi: yupo mwanasiasa mkubwa hapa bongo na ni kiongozi wa boko haram
     
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    madevu?
     
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