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Three suspected terrorists arrested in Copenhagen yesterday will be held for four weeks while the investigation continues; one pled guilty to weapons charges. A fourth man linked to the plot, a Palestinian, appeared in court on a charge of illegal entry into the country.
Security forces arrested three suspected terrorists in Copenhagen, charging them with possession of illegal weapons. One suspect is a Danish citizen who lives in Egypt, one is a Turk, and the other a Jordanian. The investigation is ongoing.
Sahbi Zalouti, one of four defendants accused of plotting a terror attack on a Danish newspaper, testified that a co-defendant, Mounir Dhari, had received orders while in Pakistan to "kill as many as possible" in Denmark. The defendants had also planned attacks on other Danish targets.
Four Swedish residents charged with plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper pled not guilty to terror charges. The Danish crown prince was at the newspaper offices on the day of the planned attack. Prosecutors allege that the suspects have links to terror groups in Pakistan, and may have trained there.
Four Swedish residents were charged with terrorism and weapons crimes for plotting an attack on a Copenhagen newspaper. Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla, Mounir Dhahri, and Sahbi Zalouti had planned to "kill as many people as possible" at the newspaper's offices.
In its first publicly disclosed terrorism risk report, the Danish security agency said Denmark remains a key target for Islamic extremists in 2012. Persons or entities linked to the Prophet Muhammad cartoons are most at risk, the report noted, and attacks by individual terrorists are an increasing concern.
Prosecutors announced that charges are "imminent" for four Swedish-based men arrested last year for plotting an attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen. Munir Awad, Omar Abdalla, Mounir Dhahri, and Sahbi Zalouti will likely face trial in spring 2012.