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Danish awards event target of alleged plot

2012-04-13 22:29

Copenhagen - Prosecutors say four men charged with plotting a terror attack in Denmark were likely targeting an event that the crown prince was attending to retaliate for Danish newspapers publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

At the start of a trial on Friday in Copenhagen, prosecutors said evidence suggests the four men, all Swedish residents, were planning a shooting spree at a newspaper building in Denmark during an annual sports award ceremony in December 2010.

Prosecutor Henrik Plaehn said there was no indication that Crown Prince Frederik was singled out "but there are things that point to the event itself being a specific target."

The defendants have pleaded not guilty to the terror charges.