Danish teen was targeting Jewish school

2016-03-08 16:03
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Copenhagen - A 16-year-old Danish girl arrested in January was planning to carry out bomb attacks against two schools, one of which was Jewish, Danish police said on Tuesday.

The girl was allegedly helped by a 24-year-old man who Danish media said had been fighting in Syria, though it was not clear for which side, according to the preliminary charges presented in a court in the town of Holbaek, 70km west of Copenhagen.

The girl, a recent convert to Islam, is accused of obtaining chemicals and preparing bombs to attack two schools: a Jewish school in Copenhagen and another one where she was once a student, according to broadcaster TV 2.

The girl was arrested on January 13 while the man turned himself in to police the following day.

Both deny the charges, which were only revealed to the public on Tuesday.

Police said they were unable to comment further as the case was being investigated "behind double-locked doors", meaning information is withheld from the media and the public.

The Danish Security and Intelligence Service said in a statement there was "no reason to change the assessment of the terror threat against Denmark, which remains serious".

On Thursday, four Danish men are to go on trial accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015.

Read more on:    denmark  |  terrorism

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.