7 Busted in Amsterdam Bomb Plot

Shops shut, concert canceled as tipster warns of 'many casualties'
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2009 2:33 AM CDT
7 Busted in Amsterdam Bomb Plot
Dutch police give directions to shoppers after sealing off a major shopping street in Amsterdam yesterday. Seven people have been busted for allegedly plotting a terror attack in the city.   (AP Photo/Evert Elzinga)

Amsterdam police have busted seven people linked to a large-scale bomb plot in the city, authorities announced. An anonymous tipster told police the terror gang was planning an action aimed at "claiming casualties in busy places"; targets included megastores, reports the BBC. Several stores and a movie theater were closed, and a concert by The Killers was canceled as a precaution. All those arrested have joint Dutch and Moroccan citizenship. One is related to a suspect in the 2004 Madrid train bombings. (More Amsterdam stories.)

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