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27.03.2012 Nigeria

Nigeria holds 5 with 'Qaeda links' over German kidnap

A Nigerian police headquarters.  By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File)
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A Nigerian police headquarters. By Aminu Abubakar (AFP/File)

KANO, Nigeria (AFP) - Nigerian authorities have detained five men, including a Mauritanian, believed linked to Al-Qaeda's north African branch over the January kidnapping of a German, two security sources said Tuesday.

"Guns and a laptop were recovered in the store and the documents found in the computer, including an AQIM operation manual, showed that the suspects are linked to AQIM and were involved in the kidnap of the German engineer in January," one of the sources said in describing a raid.

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