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Terror Suspects Arrested In Stockholm

Published torsdag 28 februari 2008 kl 11.21

The Swedish Security Service Säpo arrested three men in Stockholm early Thursday on suspicion of funneling money to terror organisations in Somalia.

The three men, all Swedish citizens, but of Somalian origin, also faced suspicions of preparing terrorist acts, which prosector Ronnie Jacobsson said ”could consist of financially promoting a terror crime.”

The arrests were part of coordinated raids with the Norwegian intelligence service agency PST which arrested 3 people in Oslo earlier on Thursday.

Prosecutor Ronnie Jacobsson said one of the Swedish suspects was a 42 year old man, at whose home police in an earlier raid found a map of the area where Swedish artist Lars Vilks lives.

However, Jacobsson told the Associated Press that the investigation was not connected to Vilks who was placed under police protection last year after facing death threats from al-Qaida in Iraq for making a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog.

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