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Islamist arrested for spying on German intelligence agency

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A 51-year-old Islamist with German citizenship who worked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency has been arrested for spying on the intelligence agency, media reports said.

"The Federal Intelligence Agency has succeeded in exposing a suspect Islamist among their employees", Xinhua news agency cited a local media report.

The man has made a partial confession. His goal was to infiltrate the Federal Intelligence Agency and gather information for a bomb attack on the main building in the German city of Cologne.

He had tried to pass on "sensitive information about the Federal Intelligence Agency, which could lead to a threat to the office".

The man, a bank clerk and a father, was hired by the federal constitution as a lateral entry employee in April 2016 in order to observe the Islamic scene in Germany.

He was "inconspicuous" during the application process, training and in his working fields, according to the authority.

--IANS

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Islamist arrested for spying on German intelligence agency

A 51-year-old Islamist with German citizenship who worked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency has been arrested for spying on the intelligence agency, media reports said.

A 51-year-old Islamist with German citizenship who worked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency has been arrested for spying on the intelligence agency, media reports said.

"The Federal Intelligence Agency has succeeded in exposing a suspect Islamist among their employees", Xinhua news agency cited a local media report.

The man has made a partial confession. His goal was to infiltrate the Federal Intelligence Agency and gather information for a bomb attack on the main building in the German city of Cologne.

He had tried to pass on "sensitive information about the Federal Intelligence Agency, which could lead to a threat to the office".

The man, a bank clerk and a father, was hired by the federal constitution as a lateral entry employee in April 2016 in order to observe the Islamic scene in Germany.

He was "inconspicuous" during the application process, training and in his working fields, according to the authority.

--IANS

vgu/

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Islamist arrested for spying on German intelligence agency

A 51-year-old Islamist with German citizenship who worked for Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency has been arrested for spying on the intelligence agency, media reports said.

"The Federal Intelligence Agency has succeeded in exposing a suspect Islamist among their employees", Xinhua news agency cited a local media report.

The man has made a partial confession. His goal was to infiltrate the Federal Intelligence Agency and gather information for a bomb attack on the main building in the German city of Cologne.

He had tried to pass on "sensitive information about the Federal Intelligence Agency, which could lead to a threat to the office".

The man, a bank clerk and a father, was hired by the federal constitution as a lateral entry employee in April 2016 in order to observe the Islamic scene in Germany.

He was "inconspicuous" during the application process, training and in his working fields, according to the authority.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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