FROM Anders Lindberg
Denmark and Sweden Arrest Five in 'Imminent' Terror Plot Today police in Sweden and Denmark arrested five men suspected of plotting an attack on Danish newspapers that published controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in 2005. Few details have been released, but a statement from the head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service said "an imminent terror attack has been foiled." Anders Lindberg is an editorial writer at Aftonbladet, Sweden's largest newspaper.
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