Dutch news in brief, 20 June 2005

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Head, legs found in water, Police have ordered a autopsy in a bid to learn more about a human head found in water in the Nieuw Gouw in the north of Amsterdam on Sunday. The head was in the water for some time and police have yet to establish if it belonged to a man or a woman, and whether foul play was involved. On Monday, police found two legs, also in north Amsterdam, and they are trying to establish if they come from the same victim. Last week, a man's torso was discovered in a plastic bag in the Rijnka

Head, legs found in water

Police have ordered a autopsy in a bid to learn more about a human head found in water in the Nieuw Gouw in the north of Amsterdam on Sunday. The head was in the water for some time and police have yet to establish if it belonged to a man or a woman, and whether foul play was involved. On Monday, police found two legs, also in north Amsterdam, and they are trying to establish if they come from the same victim. Last week, a man's torso was discovered in a plastic bag in the Rijnkade in Weesp.

F-16 makes emergency landing

A pilot of a Dutch Air force F-16 jet made an emergency landing at the Soesterberg airbase on Monday. The plane had suffered  a fault with its control mechanism. The pilot was unhurt in the incident and the plane suffered no further damage.

Four injured in tour bus crash

Four people were injured when a tour bus of 41 Dutch tourists crashed near the  Norwegian coastal town Bodo, about 850 kilometres north of Oslo on Saturday. No of the injuries were life-threatening. Meanwhile, Dutch police have called off the search for the body of a 25-year-old diver from Apeldoorn who went missing in the waters near Vinkeveen. Eight naval divers had been involved in the search.

Troops may stay in Afghanistan

The 250 members of a Dutch special forces unit may stay longer in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Henk Kamp indicated on Sunday. The troops are working alongside elite US forces that are spearheading the hunt for the Taliban and al-Qaeda. Kemp said the Dutch were "ready to remain for a longer period" than planned should the situation require this.

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