26 September 2008

Police storm KLM flight in Cologne, Germany; arrest 2 terrorist suspects

Not too many details yet:

German newspaper Bild says state police tell them a special commando unit stormed a KLM flight in Cologne early Friday and arrested two terrorist suspects.
The newspaper says the Cologne to Amsterdam flight was stormed at 6:55 a.m. and police arrested a 23-year-old Somali man and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia.

The newspaper says police say the two had been under observation for months and a suicide note was found in their apartment saying that they wanted to die for the "jihad" or "holy war."

CNN has the same story.

CBS speculates on a possible link between the two and an investigation by the German authorities of a group called Islamic Jihad Union