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Five arrested in shooting plot

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COPENHAGEN – Five men planning to shoot as many people as possible in a building housing the newsroom of a paper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were arrested yesterday in an operation that halted an imminent attack, officials said.
Denmark’s intelligence service said that after months of surveillance they had arrested four men in two raids and seized a submachine gun, a silencer and ammunition. Swedish police said they arrested a 37-year-old Swedish citizen of Tunisian origin living in Stockholm.
“An imminent terror attack has been foiled,” said Jakob Scharf, head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service. He described some of suspects as “militant Islamists with relations to international terror networks” and said more arrests were possible. (AP)