Thursday, March 12, 2009

Amsterdam: Terrorist Attack Foiled

Six men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on shops in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday.

One of those arrested is a family member of a man connected to the Madrid bombing five years ago this week, said Amsterdam police chief Bernard Welten at a press confernce on Thursday evening.

According to ANP news service the man is related to one of the suspects in the Madrid bombing who later committed suicide.[...]

He said all of those detained are Dutch with a Moroccan background and are aged between 19 and 64.

Although some of them have a police record for violence none has a previous conviction for terrorism, the police commissioner said. He added that further arrests cannot be ruled out.

Police were still searching four addresses in Amsterdam in connection with the investigation on Thursday night.
Thank goodness this was foiled, hope all connected will be apprehended.

h/t leapofaith

Crossposted at Jawa Report

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