Al Qaeda recruiting from Europe, US: Report

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'Al Qaeda recruiting from Europe, US'
Washington, Oct 19: According to a media report, Taliban and al Qaeda are recruiting cadres from South and Central Asia to European nations like Germany, UK and France and even to the US.

The new target countries are now struggling to stop their nationals from being recruited by al Qaeda and the Taliban, The Washington Post report said on Monday, Oct 19.

At least 30 Germans have travelled to Pakistan for terror training since Jan 2009, the report said quoting German intelligence sources.

"Last week, German officials disclosed that a 10-member cell from Hamburg had left for Pakistan earlier this year. The cell is allegedly led by a German of Syrian descent but also includes ethnic Turks, German converts to Islam and one member with Afghan roots," it said.

Other European countries are also struggling to keep their citizens from going to Pakistan for paramilitary training, it said.

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