Iraqi Man Arrested in Romania, Suspected of Planning to Kill US and UK Diplomats

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The 38 years old Khazar Karim Friad was detained by law enforcers on December the 13th, near the British Embassy in Bucharest. The Iraqi was in possession of a 7 inch knife and was plotting to physically injure and even to cause the death of several Western diplomats, it has been revealed in a press release from the Romanian Anti-terrorism Prosecutor’s Office (DIICOT). The targets were US and British diplomatic representatives posted to Romania, say the prosecutors. Investigators claim that the suspect is a follower of Saddam Hussein’s doctrine and thus was planning to avenge the military actions taken by Western powers on his country’s soil. He had travelled to Romania in order to carry out these attacks, the prosecutors also claim. Romanian Intelligence Service operatives took part in the mission to apprehend the suspect. On Saturday, December the 15th, the Bucharest Appeal Court decided to place the Iraqi suspect in preventive custody for 29 days, under the provisions of the Romanian law 535/2004, also know as the Anti-terror Act.

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