Massacre thwarted in Denmark: 20 Muslim terrorists arrested in counter-terrorism raids
Police in Denmark have arrested 20 Muslim terrorists who were involved in the preparation of a major terror attack, in a series of counter-terrorism raids across the country.
According to the police, investigators carried out “comprehensive and coordinated” action at several addresses across the country to foil a major Islamist terror attack.
Copenhagen Police Chief Inspector Joergen Bergen Skov said a number of the arrested terrorists would be charged under the country’s terror laws.
“Some have procured things to make explosives and have tried to acquire weapons,” he added.
Skov said six police departments across the country raided about 20 properties. The raids and arrests were coordinated by the Copenhagen police.
No details were given as to what the terrorists’ target was believed to be nor when an attack might have taken place.
There has not been a terror-related attack in Denmark since 2015 when a Muslim terrorist of so-called Palestinian origin shot and murdered a man outside a cultural center that was hosting a debate on freedom of speech.
The terrorist later murdered a man outside a Jewish synagogue in the center of Copenhagen, before being eliminated by police during a shootout in the capital.
Danish authorities have reported foiling several terror attacks in recent years.