Police raid apartments linked to Copenhagen attacks

2015-03-17 17:55
Muslims form a human chain around Oslo Synagogue condemning Denmark attacks. (Aki Peritz, Twitter)

Muslims form a human chain around Oslo Synagogue condemning Denmark attacks. (Aki Peritz, Twitter)

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Copenhagen - Danish police on Tuesday searched eight Copenhagen apartments as part of an ongoing investigation into the 14-15 February attacks that left two people dead.

"We are still in the process of mapping the movements of the perpetrator and the accomplices and this morning's raids should be seen in light of this," police said in a statement.

"We are looking for further clues in the case."

Some of the apartments were on the inner city housing estate where 22-year-old gunman Omar El-Hussein grew up, according to tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

Three accomplices have been detained since 16 February for allegedly helping El-Hussein, a Dane of Palestinian origin who was shot dead by police in a pre-dawn shootout following the attacks.

Armed with an assault rifle, El-Hussein fired 28 bullets at a cultural centre hosting a seminar on free speech and Islam, killing a filmmaker.

He later opened fire at a synagogue, killing an unarmed Jewish security guard.

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