COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Danish authorities say arrests have been made in an alleged terrorist assassination plot that may have stemmed from outrage over a newspaper cartoon.
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service released a statement Tuesday saying a counter-terrorism operation had netted several suspects in western Denmark and disrupted an alleged assassination plot in its early stages.
"This morning's operation must first and foremost be seen as a preventive measure where the aim has been to stop a crime from being committed," the statement said.
The statement did not specify who the alleged target was. However, CNN said a Danish newspaper stated the intended victim was Kurt Westergaard, the paper's cartoonist. Westergaard drew the wrath of Muslim protests after Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten published a drawing
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