German police storm plane, detain terror suspects

September 26th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Berlin, Sep 26 (DPA) German police stormed an Amsterdam-bound plane at Cologne-Bonn Airport Friday and arrested two suspected terrorists, a police spokesman said.The spokesman said a Somali man aged 23 and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were escorted off the KLM flight at 6:55 am (0455 GMT).

The two men had been under observation for several months. A search of their apartment had turned up farewell letters in which they declared their readiness to die in a jihad or holy war, the police spokesman said.

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