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Dutch Police Arrest 12 Somali Terror Suspects

Police have arrested 12 Somali men suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the Netherlands.

Dutch public prosecutors said the arrests took place on December 24 in the port city of Rotterdam after the Dutch secret service, the AIVD, received concrete evidence of the men's plans.

Several of the Somali suspects had acquired Dutch citizenship.

Six of the 12 men, all aged between 19 and 48, lived in Rotterdam.

Five had no fixed address and one had traveled to the Netherlands from Denmark.

Officials did not disclose when and where the Somalis were allegedly planning to strike.

compiled from agency reports