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Originally published Friday, August 12, 2011 at 5:34 AM

German-Turk on trial for supporting al-Qaida

A 26-year-old German-Turkish citizen charged with plotting an attack with explosives on U.S. installations in Germany and attempting to recruit al-Qaida supporters over the Internet is standing trial in Frankfurt.

The Associated Press

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BERLIN —

A 26-year-old German-Turkish citizen charged with plotting an attack with explosives on U.S. installations in Germany and attempting to recruit al-Qaida supporters over the Internet is standing trial in Frankfurt.

Prosecutor Michael Bruns told a court Friday at the opening of the trial that the man, identified only as Adnan V. had planned a "seriously threatening violent attack."

Bruns says the suspect had collected small amounts of explosives and instructions for making a bomb at his home in nearby Offenbach, where he was arrested in October 2009.

Bruns says the suspect was planning to "kill innocent people that he viewed as 'unbelievers.'"

The suspect made no statement to the court. His trial continues Aug. 19.

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