Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Denmark in Shock at Anti-terror Raid in suburban Ghetto

9 young men have been held in the immigrant suburb of Vollsmose at the outskirts of Odense, the third largest city in Denmark, about a hundred miles from Copenhagen. BBC News writes about the case:

The country's Justice Minister, Lene Espersen, said it was likely they were planning an attack in Denmark.
The men had been under surveillance for months and were detained on suspicion of planning terror acts.
All nine are due in court later and are being held under anti-terror laws introduced after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the US.
Ms Espersen said: "The clues police found indicate that they were very likely planning an attack somewhere in Denmark

According to the evening news on Danish TV the arrests were quite dramatic. The police kicked doors in and surprised the suspects, who were put in handcuffs. Computers and various effects were confiscated by the police. Two of the suspects were released today.

Danish politicians across the political spectrum use the occasion to stress the need for further strengthening the anti-terror legislation in Denmark and channeling more funds to the secret service police.


Blogger gabrielf said...

well...it's not in the manners of the police to knock before entering...

9:50 AM  
Blogger Cosmic Duck said...

You're right. And as you'll see from the following post,they even let the door remain open so everybody could enter.

6:46 AM  

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