Five men arrested on suspicion of terror attack

Plot was related to Danish newspapers that published Mohammed cartoons

Five men suspected of plotting an attack against Danish newspapers that published Prophet Mohammed cartoons in 2005 have been arrested by police in Sweden and Denmark. So far, details about the attack have not been released, except that it targeted at least one of two newspapers housed in a building in Copenhagen. Searches related to the arrests uncovered at least one machine gun with a silencer, live ammunition and “plastic strips that can be used as handcuffs.” The suspects “must be considered militant Islamists with relations to international terror networks” and that they “would have attempted to force their way into the office of Jyllands-Posten or Politiken in Copenhagen and to kill as many as possible of the persons present.” Four of the suspects were arrested in the suburbs of Copenhagen and a fifth in Stockholm. Three are Swedish citizens. The Danish police did not rule out further arrests.

New York Times

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