Two more Germans turn up in terror videos

Anti-terrorism authorities have identified two further German citizens in Islamist videos calling for holy war, officials confirmed Saturday. The two men, one from Bonn and the other from Hamburg, appear to be members of the same Islamist circle as Moroccan-born brothers Yassin und Mounir Chouka, who have turned up in previous videos threatening Germany with terrorist attacks. They are now thought to be members of the Uzbekistan Islamic Movement (IBU).

Several videos have emerged in recent weeks threatening Germany with reprisals if Bundeswehr troops were not withdrawn from Afghanistan. In the latest video, from October 3, fighters from the IBU called for a “holy war.”