Sunday, April 22, 2007

Germans monitor possible U.S. base threat

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany is the military's largest overseas hospital, and the first stop for Iraq and Afghanistan wounded once transferred out of a combat hospital.

German authorities have been closely watching persons they believe might be planning attacks on U.S. bases in Germany, according to a U.S. official.

Last month a message was circulated among some departments in the U.S. military that the German Bundeskriminalamt, or BKA, was monitoring a group of people who are believed to be planning the attacks, the official said.

Stars and Stripes learned of the message, which contains more specific details, about three weeks ago, but agreed not to release the information for fear its disclosure could compromise the German investigation. The message, known as a Be On the Lookout — or BOLO — was not publicly released or disseminated throughout the ranks.

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