Suspected Afghan Taliban member indicted in Germany

January 18, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban whom they accuse of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they filed the indictment against the 20-year-old Afghan national, identified only as Omaid N. in line with German privacy rules, at the Munich state court.

He is charged with membership in a terrorist organization, war crimes and violation of war weapons control laws.

Prosecutors say the suspect joined the Taliban in 2013, underwent training, recruited new members and led a weapons transport. He is also accused of beating an Afghan police officer then shooting him with a Kalashnikov.

The suspect, who arrived in Germany in late 2013, was arrested in May 2017.

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