Danish Police Arrest 8 al Qaeda Suspects

Six of the 8 are Danish citizens. All of them Islamic extremists with ties to al Qaeda.

Danish police on Tuesday arrested eight terror suspects said to have connections to the terror group al-Qaida. Six of those detained have Danish citizenship.

Danish police on Tuesday say they have foiled a possible terror attack on the nation’s capital Copenhagen. Members of Denmark’s intelligence agency PET took into custody eight Islamic militants believed to have links to the terrorist group al-Qaida. The arrests were made in separate raids at 2 a.m. following an extended surveillance operation.

According to PET head Jakob Sharf, six of the suspects are Danish citizens and two are foreigners. “With the arrests, we have prevented a terror attack,” Sharf told reporters. “Those arrested are militant Islamists with a connection to a leading al-Qaida person.”

The suspects are of Afghan, Pakistani, Somali and Turkish origin and range in age from 19 to 29. Sharf said they were “producing an unstable explosive in a densely populated area” and that authorities had waited until they had gathered enough evidence before moving forward with the detentions.

Obviously these militants demands had nothing to do with demands of withdrawing Danish troops. The Danes withdrew all of their troops in Iraq, back in in June.