Muslims arrested in plot to attack Danish Defence Minister

Danish police have arrested two men over planning an attack against the country’s defence minister, Nicolai Wammen, local media reported on Thursday.

The two, of Somali and Pakistani origin, were detained when police on Wednesday searched a number of apartments in the Copenhagen area.

They faced preliminary charges of planning an attack against Defence Minister Nicolai Wammen, daily Ekstra Bladet wrote.

The tabloid said it had been in contact with one of the men, who were not being charged with terrorism but under a paragraph barring the “attacking or coercing of … the government or ministers.”

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