'Mumbai-style attack' foiled in Denmark

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Denmark, Dec 30: It was a siege of sorts and casualties averted as the police in Denmark foiled an apparent terrorist attack. Considered to be similar pattern as the Mumbai-style attack that shook India, the attack in Denmark was intended to cause the maximum damage.

The attack was purported to be carried out at the Danish newspapers office that published the controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammed. Four people were arrested before they could carry out the deadly attacks. Denmark's intelligence agency arrested the men in the suburbs of Copenhagen with sub machine gun, a silencer and ammunition.

Jakob Scharf, head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service, or PET said, “An imminent terror attack has been foiled." He added that the suspects were “militant Islamists with relations to international terror networks."

“It is our assessment that the plan was to try to get access" to the newspaper office and “carry out a Mumbai-style attack," Scharf told the press gathered. The arrested include a 44-year-old Tunisian, a 29-year-old Lebanese-born man and a 30-year-old who was living in Sweden and a 26-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker living in Copenhagen.

Intelligence reports suggest that the accused planned “to kill as many of the people present as possible." The arrested ones will face charges of attempting to carry out a terrorist attack and will face a custody hearing on Thursday, Dec 30.

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