Three terror suspects who were arrested in an alleged al-Qaida plot in Norway were likely planning an attack against a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, Norwegian and Danish police said Tuesday.
The intelligence branch of Denmark's police, PET, said the plot was believed to be targeting either the Jyllands-Posten newspaper directly or people in Denmark linked to the 12 drawings that sparked outrage in Muslim countries in 2006.
The men were arrested July 8. US and Norwegian officials believe the plot was linked to the same Pakistan-based al-Qaida planners behind thwarted schemes to blow up New York's subway and a British shopping mall.
Siv Alsen, spokeswoman at the Norwegian Police Security Service, told The Associated Press that one of the suspects, 37-year-old Iraqi Kurd Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak Bujak, had revealed the plot to investigators.