Iceland detains terrorist conspiracy suspects in ‘unprecedented’ operation

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Icelandic police say they have arrested four men for alleged “preparations for terrorist acts” — an unprecedented situation for the small country.

The four Icelandic men, all in their 30s, were detained “in connection with an investigation into planned preparations for terrorist acts,” said Gunnar Hörður Garðarsson, director of communications for the Icelandic National Police.

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“Icelandic police avoided possible acts of terror,” he said. “Police do not consider the Icelandic public to be at risk and the current threat level of acts of terrorism in Iceland is not higher as the situation has been guaranteed.”

“These operations and investigations are unprecedented in Iceland,” added Garðarsson.

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The attack took place on Wednesday in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík.

The suspects were under investigation over suspicions of the “intended production and sale of firearms”, according to Icelandic police.

Police have seized dozens of firearms, including semi-automatic weapons, according to Karl Steinar Valsson, Iceland’s national police commissioner, at a press conference on Tuesday.

Some of them were 3D printed, valsson also said.

Source: CNN Brasil

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