Denmark: We Busted 2 Would-Be Terrorists

Somali-born brothers overheard discussing methods and targets
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2012 8:20 AM CDT
Denmark: We Busted 2 Would-Be Terrorists
Denmark's head of police intelligence (PET) chief Jakob Scharf gives a press conference in PET's headquarters in this file photo.   (Getty Images)

Danish intelligence officials say they've arrested two brothers who were plotting an unspecified terrorist attack. The brothers, ages 18 and 23, were born in Somalia, but have spent most of their lives in Denmark and are Danish citizens. Authorities say they were overheard discussing methods, targets, and types of weaponry for an attack. One allegedly attended an al-Shabab training camp in Somalia, the AP reports.

The men have been charged with receiving training with the aim of committing an act of terror, and are the first allegedly trained terrorists Denmark has captured. Previous suspects have all been untrained "kitchen-table terrorists." Denmark has been on high alert ever since a newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. "To me there is no doubt that the latest arrests are rooted in the Mohammad cartoons," said a former chief of Denmark's security and intelligence service. (Read more Denmark stories.)

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