DUTCH police have seized guns and explosives, and arrested seven men suspected of plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on a crowded public event.The suspects were seized by armed police in the towns of Arnhem, 60 miles south of Amsterdam, and Weert near the borders of Germany and Belgium.Prosecutors said that the suspects ranged in age from 21 to 34.Three had been arrested previously for trying to travel overseas to join foreign militants.The men were attempting…The arrests were the culmination of an investigation that began in April and yielded a “detailed view of the preparations by the suspects”, according to a translation of the prosecution service’s website.Dutch prosecutors believe the attack has now been foiled following a months-long investigation.As part of their plan the group tried to get hold of AK47 rifles, handguns, bomb vests, grenades and bomb-making materials, and were aiming to carry out training with the weapons.Police in the Netherlands have prevented a “major terrorist attack” after arrests were made on Thursday.’They weren’t so far that it was a danger to society, in the sense that it was almost too late.Prosecutors said the investigation sped up this month because of the suspects” “advanced preparations’.They will be brought… Read full this story
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