Tanzania police has arrested a top German terrorist, whom they have pursued since the 28 May bombing in Nairobi.Ugandan police had also included him in the terrorist search list after the recent terror threat in the country.
Emrah Erdogan, a German national of Turkish origin , also known as Salahuddin al-Kurdi was arrested from Tanzania but Tanzanian police officials declined to give details of his arrest.
“The German suspect is in police custody in Dar es Salaam in relation with terrorism investigations. He is being questioned by the police as we speak to get a written statement from him,” a Tanzanian police source, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to the media, told Reuters.
Political scientist Dirk Baehr and German media, Erdogan travelled to Waziristan in north-west Pakistan in early 2010 and joined a militant Islamist group.He then went to Somalia in 2011 and was suspected of joining up with the al Qaeda-linked militant group al-Shabaab.