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Four arrested in Danish newspaper terror plot

Paris paper Charlie Hebdo published copies of the Jyllands-Posten cartoons in 2008. Police were position in prevention of possible protests
Paris paper Charlie Hebdo published copies of the Jyllands-Posten cartoons in 2008. Police were position in prevention of possible protests David Monniaux
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Four people suspected of planning a terror attack against a Danish newspaper have been arrested. The target of the attack, daily Jyllands-Posten, has printed cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed .

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Three of the four men were Swedish residents who entered the country between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to the Danish Intelligence Agency (PET).

Jacob Scharf, head of PET, said in a statement that the arrests had stopped "an imminent terror attack", adding that the suspects had allegedly planned to "kill as many people as possible".

The case is subject to confidentiality and the police said no further information would be divulged for the time being, although PET is planning to hold a press conference at 5pm local time on Wednesday.

The suspects are not thought to have any connection to the attempted bombing in Stockholm on 11 December this year.
 

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