Danes Foil Terror Plans With ‘Militant Islamic Motive’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -

Authorities in Denmark said Thursday they have carried out a “coordinated police action” in Copenhagen to thwart “a terror attack with a militant Islamic motive.”

No further details were immediately available but police said they planned a news conference later in the day.

Danish authorities have reported foiling several terror attacks in recent years, including ones linked to the 2005 publication in a newspaper of 12 cartoons by various artists depicting the founder of Islam.

In December Danish police arrested “some 20 people” suspected of involvement in Islamist terrorism in a series of raids across the country. It was not known whether the case was linked to Thursday’s arrest.