Dutch free 5 of 12 Somalis suspected of terrorism

The 12 men were detained on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2010, 09:56 AM IST

Amsterdam: Dutch prosecutors said on Sunday that five out of a group of 12 Somalis who were detained just before Christmas on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack had been released for lack of evidence.

The men were arrested in Rotterdam on Friday, suspected of planning an attack in the Netherlands in the near term.

No further details of the plan have been released.
The prosecutors` office said in a statement that the seven other Somalis were still being held.

Bureau Report