Four Men Arrested In Iceland Accused Of Planning Terror Attacks

Authorities in Iceland have arrested four men on suspicion of planning to carry out terror attacks on public buildings, including the country's parliament.

Four men have been arrested on the suspicion of plotting terror attacks in Iceland
Four men have been arrested on the suspicion of plotting terror attacks in Iceland

Four men, all from Iceland, all in their 20s, were arrested in the Kopavogur suburb of the capital city Reykjavik, and in the town of Mosfellsbaer, in an operation that involved the special forces.

After questioning, two men were released and two were remanded in custody. The operation, which involved over 50 officers, seized several semi-automatic weapons, including 3D-printed guns, spread across nine locations. This type of operation was the first of its kind in Iceland.

According to a report by RUV News, the suspects intended to target multiple public buildings, including the Icelandic parliament.



National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police, Karl Steinar Valsson, said: "It is safe to say our society is safer than it was. "We are just starting some work and are seizing a large amount of phones and computers and other such things. All that work is in the very early stages.


"We took certain measures while we were getting the situation under control. Of course, we don't want to reveal what the exact response of the police is. "At its peak, there was about 50 police personnel who took part in the police operation. With them, we think we've covered what we're investigating and don't think there's any danger in travelling.


"As far as we know, this is the first time that an investigation of this type has been launched in Iceland.


"The origin of the police operations yesterday was in the context of an investigation into the preparation of a terrorist attack."


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