26 Dec 2010

12 terror suspects arrested

1:18 pm on 26 December 2010

Dutch police have arrested 12 Somalis suspected of plotting a terrorist attack in the Netherlands.

The suspects, aged between 19 and 48, were detained late on Friday in Rotterdam after a tip-off was received from the Dutch intelligence and security service.

Six of the men lived in Rotterdam, five had no a permanent home address and one was from Denmark.

Prosecutors say a shop and four houses in Rotterdam were searched as well as two motel rooms in a southern village.