E.U. nationals and residents are traveling to terrorist training camps and returning to Europe – or the US

By Peter Finn and Greg Miller

“The detention in Afghanistan of a German citizen of Afghan descent – reportedly a source of information about potential terrorist plots against targets in Europe and possibly the United States – has renewed focus on a stream of Europeans who have traveled to Pakistan in recent years for training at militant camps.

Just as American officials have been sounding an alarm about the radicalization of U.S. citizens involved in plots against the homeland, European Union officials have warned that a new generation of Western citizens, including whole families, have traveled to Pakistan and that some appear determined to return home to carry out terrorist attacks.


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