2 suspects in German train attack case extradited to Austria

April 3, 2019
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Iraqi Ammar Raheem Mahmod Mahmod, right, suspected of terrorism is escorted at the Municipal Court in Prague, Friday, March 29, 2019. The court ruled that Iraqi terror suspects Amar Rahim Mahmoud Mahmoud and Riyam Shukri Sali Badri, who were arrested at Prague airport on Wednesday, be remanded in custody, and both agreed with the extradition to Austria, Prague Municipal State Attorney's Office spokesman said today. (Vit Simanek/CTK via AP)

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say they have extradited to Austria two suspects who allegedly formed a terror cell with a man detained by Austrian authorities over unsuccessful attacks on trains in Germany.

They said Wednesday that the two Iraqi citizens, a 30-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, were escorted to the Austrian border Tuesday and handed over to Austrian officers. They pleaded not guilty but agreed to be extradited.

They were arrested at Austria’s request last week at after arriving at Prague’s international airport.

The first suspect, a 42-year-old Iraqi, was arrested in Vienna on March 25. He’s suspected of carrying out two attacks late last year, including one in which a high-speed train hit a steel cable stretched over tracks between Nuremberg and Munich. Nobody was hurt.

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