Police in Denmark make arrests over suspected terror plot

Police in Denmark have arrested 20 people in connection with suspected preparations for an Islamist terrorist attack.

They said several raids were made throughout the country on Wednesday and that suspects were arrested for trying to obtain explosives and firearms.

The raids were mounted on the suspicion that several people had been planning an attack, the Danish intelligence service said in a news conference with police.

“It is our assessment, that those people are driven by a militant, Islamist motive,” operational chief of the intelligence service, Flemming Drejer, said.

Some of those arrested would face preliminary questioning on Thursday on charges of terrorism, chief of police Jorgen Bergen Skov said.

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Source: Euronews