12 Somali terrorist suspects arrested in Rotterdam

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Twelve Somalis suspected of involvement in terrorist activities have been arrested in the Dutch port of Rotterdam, the Netherlands prosecution service said Saturday.

A statement said the arrests were made late Friday following a tip-off by Dutch intelligence that a number of Somalis were planning an attack in the Netherlands relatively soon.

The arrested Somalis were aged between 19 and 48, the statement said. Six lived in Rotterdam, five had no known address and one was a Danish resident, the statement said.

A shop and four houses were searched in Rotterdam and two motel rooms in the southern town of Gilze-Rijen, but no weapons or explosives were found, prosecutors said.

© 2010 AFP

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