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Germany: 4 charged over al Qaeda terror plot

world Updated: May 03, 2012 20:59 IST

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Prosecutors have formally charged four men with membership in a terrorist organization after allegations they planned to carry out an al Qaeda attack in Germany.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday the group's leader - 30-year-old Moroccan national Abdeladim El-Kebir - is also accused of undergoing training at a terror camp in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

They say he recruited and indoctrinated the group's other members, whose last names were not provided in line with German privacy laws.

The 32-year-old German-Moroccan Jamil S.was accused of being responsible for helping produce explosives, while 20-year-old German-Iranian national Amid C. and 27-year-old German citizen Halil S are alleged to have had mostly logistical tasks.

The men were arrested last year.