Dutch police have arrested nine men in Eindhoven, where they say they are preparing to participate in a terrorist attack.
The investigation began in the summer with information from the National Security Agency AIVD.
Men are between the ages of 18 and 31 and all have Dutch nationality. All but one were born in the Netherlands. According to the prosecutor’s office, the ninth man was born in Afghanistan.
The department says the man was “sympathetic” to the idea of ISIS jihadists.
The raid searched several homes, but police did not find any weapons or explosives.
The last prominent arrest of a group of suspected terrorist crimes took place in September 2018 at the Holiday Parks in Arnem and Welt after the gang was infiltrated by police officers disguised as arms dealers.
Six men were imprisoned for 10 to 17 years as a result of these attacks in October last year when they planned to launch a jihadist attack at a major Dutch event and set up a terrorist organization.
Police have not disclosed details about the potential targets of the Eindhoven Group.
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Nine Eindhoven men arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack
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