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Several arrested in Denmark over bomb plot

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark’s Security Intelligence Service (PET) said it arrested several people in Copenhagen early on Tuesday who were suspected of planning a bomb attack.

It did not immediately say how many people were held or whether the attack was planned in Denmark or elsewhere.

PET will hold a news conference at midday (6 p.m. EDT) to give more details.

The arrests were the latest in a series of cases Danish law enforcement agencies have pursued under anti-terrorism legislation passed after the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.

In February, a Copenhagen court sentenced a Danish Muslim youth to seven years in prison for planning an attack in Europe, while clearing three others of similar charges. Prosecutors are seeking a retrial in one of the three acquittals.

In April, a Moroccan-born Dane was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison on charges of inciting Muslims to holy war.

Four Muslim men in Denmark’s third-largest city, Odense, are awaiting trial on charges of plotting a bomb attack in Denmark.