Danish Police Arrest Two Men in Terror Plot

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Two Danish brothers originally from Somalia will spend four weeks in pre-trial detention following their arrest by Denmark's security service on suspicion of plotting a terror attack.
The security service says the older brother, who is 23, is also suspected of having received terror training from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
He was arrested late yesterday at Copenhagen's international airport as he arrived by plane from an undisclosed location. At the same time, his 18-year-old brother was arrested in a city (Aarhus) in western Denmark.
The head of the security service says authorities cannot say with certainty that a terrorist act was imminent, but felt that it was necessary to intervene and arrest them at this time to be able to thwart the plans.
Both men pleaded innocent at a custody hearing today.
Al-Shabab relies on several hundred foreign fighters -- some with experience in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. It joined al-Qaida earlier this year, and seeks to recruit new soldiers from Somali communities overseas.


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