Police in Germany are questioning two men suspected of plotting a suicide attack in Iraq. The pair have been identified as Ibrahim Mohammed K., a 29-year-old Iraqi believed to be a high-ranking al-Qaeda figure, and Yasser Abu S., a 31-year-old stateless Palestinian.
Federal prosecutor Kay Nehm says they planned to pretend that Yasser Abu S.had been killed in a car accident in Egypt and claim nearly a million euros from a life insurance policy to fund the suicide bombing and other operations.
They were arrested after detectives raided four homes at dawn in the western cities of Mainz and Bonn. It is alleged the pair also sought to acquire nuclear material from a group in Luxembourg for use in an attack.
Both men are due to appear before an investigating judge on Monday.