Suspected Afghan Taliban member indicted in Germany


Berlin: German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban whom they accuse of participating in an attack in which an American soldier was killed.

Federal prosecutors said today they filed the indictment against the 20-year-old Afghan national, identified only as Abdol Moghadas S in line with German privacy rules, at the Munich state court. He is charged with membership in a terrorist organisation, murder and attempted murder.

They say the suspect joined the Taliban in 2013 and underwent weapons training, and participated in two attacks on US soldiers and Afghan government troops.

Prosecutors say that in the second attack in early 2014, a convoy of eight or nine US military vehicles was hit, with at least one American soldier killed and two more wounded.