Friday, 16 November, 2018

'Major terrorist attack' foiled in Netherlands, seven arrested

A general view of a Dutch policeman in Rotterdam Image Police arrested the men on Thursday in two different parts of the country
Kenny Thornton | 28 September, 2018, 17:01

Heavily armed police arrested the men on Thursday in the towns of Arnhem, about 62 miles (100km) south of Amsterdam, and Weert close to the borders of Belgium and Germany.

Prosecutors say the group wanted to attack a large event using bomb vests and assault rifles, and planned to detonate a vehicle bomb at another location.

Police said the attackers meant to use suicide vests and Kalashnikov AK47s and to detonate a vehicle bomb at another location.

They said they were tipped off about the plot in April 2018 by intelligence services, who said the main suspect wanted to target "a large event in the Netherlands where there would be a lot of victims".

Three had been arrested previously for trying to travel overseas to join foreign militants.

Prosecutors said the suspects range in age from 21 to 34. The men were looking to obtain AK-47s, hand grenades and raw materials to make bombs and were seeking firearms training.

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Police in the Netherlands have prevented a "major terrorist attack" after arrests were made on Thursday.

Prosecutors said the investigation sped up this month because of the suspects" "advanced preparations'. "But they were quite far in their preparations".

The men, aged 21-34, were detained in four locations across the Netherlands after almost six months of investigations by authorities.

The men will be brought before a judge on Friday at a closed-doors hearing.

"Jihad networks are also active in the Netherlands with the intention to plot attacks in Europe", the office said.

On August 31, an Afghan aged 19 and with a German residence permit stabbed and injured two American tourists at Amsterdam's busy Centraal Station before being shot.

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