Thursday, March 03, 2011

Suspect in deadly Germany attack confessed to targeting Americans

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — The suspect in a deadly attack on U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport has confessed to targeting members of the American military, a top security official said Thursday.

Two airmen were killed and two others seriously wounded in the Wednesday shooting, which German officials are investigating as an act of Islamic terrorism.

Hesse state Interior Minister Boris Rhein told reporters that the suspect, identified as a 21-year-old ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, acted alone, the DAPD news agency reported.

According to German newspapers, the suspect Arid Uka portrayed himself as an Islamist on the Internet, the BBC reported.

He saw “himself engaged in Holy War with infidels,” according to Die Welt, while Frankfurter Allgemeine reports that there were rumors he had planned to embark on a “killing spree.”
"Investigated as an act of terrorism"? Can there really be any doubt?

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