The German federal prosecutor in Karlsruhe has opened an investigation into a suspected spy for the German army.
The 50-year-old man would be for an Iranian news service, information is gathered and passed on. He was Tuesday arrested in the Rhineland.
The man has the German-Afghan nationality. He would join the army taalanalist and as a consultant. According to Der Spiegel, he had access to ‘sensitive information such as, for example, the deployment of German troops in Afghanistan.
The man will appear Tuesday before the examining magistrate. On 6 december there was already an arrest warrant against him was issued.