Dutch detain 12 Somalis on terror suspicions

Banadir Internet cafe searched by Dutch police after 12 Somali men were arrested on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack.

From the AP:  Dutch police have arrested 12 Somali men in the key port city of Rotterdam on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack, the public prosecutor said Saturday.

The men, aged 19 to 48, were detained Friday on a tip from the intelligence services that they were planning an attack shortly in the Netherlands. There was no immediate information on the alleged target, but Rotterdam is Europe’s biggest port and a hub of maritime commerce, with huge oil and gas storage facilities and dozens of massive docks. …

There also have been growing holiday security concerns in Europe following a suicide bombing in Sweden and attacks on two embassies this week in Rome. …

Six of the suspects lived in Rotterdam, five had no permanent residence and one came from Denmark, they said.  (photo: AFP)

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