German military says worried about Islamists infiltrating to get arms training

March 9, 2015 12:32 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's military intelligence says he fears its armed forces could be infiltrated by Islamist militants to obtain weapons training for use in fighting in Syria and Iraq for insurgent groups like Islamic State.

"If a moderately intelligent Islamist turns up who conceals the motives for his interest, it would be difficult to prevent him from being recruited," Christof Gramm, head of the intelligence service known by its acronym MAD, told the German daily Die Welt in an interview.

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