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Swedish-based group accused of planning terror attack on Danish newspaper

Terror suspect admits to owning machine gun

One of the suspects accused of planning a terror attack against the Danish newspaper Jyllandposten in 2010 has admitted to owning a machine gun.

“It's not permitted to own such as weapon without a permit so he will be convicted for that,” the 46-year-old’s lawyer, Henrik Stagetorn, told news agency TT.

However Stagetorn added that the charges of plotting a terror attack are far from being proven.

The 46-year-old was one of four suspects, living in Sweden, who are accused of illegal weapons possession and plotting a deadly attack on the Danish newspaper. In 2005 the newspaper published controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

The prosecutor believes that another of the men was the mastermind who planned the attack. His lawyers say, however, that the man never seriously considered carrying out an attack.

The judgment is expected next week.

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