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Fourth man arrested in Allawi plot

[JURIST] German authorities Saturday arrested a fourth man in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi during his visit to Germany. None of the names of the individuals arrested have been released, although the fourth man is reported to have Libyan citizenship. A judge has ordered the continued detention of two of the three others on the assassination charges, issuing formal arrest warrants for them. The third individual initially arrested is being held on previous suspicions that he heads up an Ansar-al-Islam cell in southern Germany. JURIST's Paper Chase has coverage of the initial arrests. The Guardian has more.

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