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Germany investigating second US spy suspect: Security sources

Published on Jul 9, 2014 7:52 PM

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Germany is investigating a suspected US spy in its military, a security source said, days after the arrest of a member of its foreign intelligence agency as a double agent tested US relations already strained by espionage.

The Federal Prosecutor's office said in a statement that authorities had begun conducting searches in Berlin on Wednesday morning in connection with a suspected spy, who had not been arrested. It gave no further details.

"The suspect is from the military," a security source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The new investigation comes just days after Germany arrested a 31-year-old employee of the BND foreign intelligence service who admits passing documents to a US contact. The foreign ministry has called in the US ambassador for an explanation.

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