Germany charges suspect in U.S. airmen shootings

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Posted: Jul 07, 2011 6:53 AM
Germany charges suspect in U.S. airmen shootings

BERLIN (Reuters) - German federal prosecutors filed murder charges on Friday against a Kosovan man alleged to have shot dead two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt airport in March, saying the killings were motivated by radical Islamist beliefs.

The 21-year-old suspect, who is detained in Germany, faces two counts of murder and three of attempted murder, according to the charges filed with a Frankfurt court.

There was no evidence the accused was a member of a terrorist organization, prosecutors added.

New York prosecutors filed murder charges against the suspect last month.

(Reporting by John Stonestreet; editing by Mark Trevelyan)