Turkish terrorist suspect arrested in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian and German authorities say a suspected member of a Turkish terrorist group has been detained in Vienna.

The German general prosecutor’s office says the 39-year old suspect is strongly suspected of membership in the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front.

The unnamed suspect was arrested Wednesday and is awaiting extradition to Germany. Authorities say he is a suspected fund raiser for the left-leaning organization.

The group has its origins in the late 1970s and has claimed responsibility for numerous assassinations and suicide bombings. Turkey, the United States and the European Union consider it a terrorist organization.

Turkish police identified a man who blew himself up at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara earlier this year as a group member. A Turkish security guard was killed and several other people were wounded.

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