Terrorism suspects caught on film
Investigators had the flat of a person they suspect was planning a terrorist attack bugged for months
Two men currently awaiting trail for planning an act of terrorism were reportedly filmed by investigators as they made the explosive they intended to use in the bombing, according to TV2.
The revelation gives an insight into the investigative techniques used by PET, the domestic intelligence agency, during the months-long investigation that culminated with a series of arrests in and around Copenhagen in September.
Eight men have been charged as a result of the investigation. The two men caught on film are the only two that remain in custody while the state prepares its case.
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Once PET had reason to suspect that the resident of the flat in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district was trying to assemble a bomb, it placed hidden cameras in each of its rooms during a secret mission this summer.
The film reportedly shows the two making TATP [a.k.a. “the Mother of Satan” — BB], a form of explosive commonly used in suicide bombings. It was found in the flat when police made the arrests.
The search also turned up seven mobile phones and 50 calling cards, according to TV2. The phones reportedly contained video recordings of Muslims yelling ‘Death to America — Jihad’ and the 2001 World Trade Centre attack.
In addition, a number of the building’s residents are said to have told investigators that the two tested detonation devices in the stairwell.
Neither PET nor prosecutors wished to comment about the revelations.
Would we have been better off if this information weren’t made public? Now that it’s appeared on Danish TV, one assumes that the remaining mujahideen will scrutinize the ceiling molding and potted plants in their apartments that much more carefully.
Hat tip: TB.