4 arrested on terrorism charges in Vienna

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Posted: Jun 16, 2011 6:02 AM
4 arrested on terrorism charges in Vienna

Austrian police have arrested four men suspected of involvement in a terrorist organization that is committed to founding a "religious fundamentalist society" in Afghanistan and responsible for attacks there.

Interior Ministry spokesman Rudolf Gollia told the Austria Press Agency on Thursday that three men were arrested at Vienna airport on suspicion they were heading off to train at terrorism camps in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

A man suspected of having recruited the trio was also detained in a separate arrest in Vienna.

All four are suspected of involvement with the German Taliban Mujahideen.

German authorities arrested a 21-year-old Austrian man in May on allegations of fundraising and recruiting for the organization. Austria is seeking his extradition.