[QODLink]
Europe
Sweden announces bomb plot arrests
Two people remain in detention in connection with alleged attack plot in Gothenburg.
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2010 20:24 GMT
Bjor Blixter, a police spokesman, said that police had not ended their interest in the other people released [AFP]

Swedish authorities are holding two people in custody for allegedly plotting a bomb attack in the country's second city of Gothenburg.

The two remained in detention after a number of those arrested on Saturday in connection with the plot were released, police said.

"Two people arrested Saturday morning and suspected of involvement in the bomb alert in Gothenburg have been placed in custody" following a prosecutor's ruling, a statement from police said.

The duo are being held for preparing a "terrorist crime", the statement said without giving further details.

Bjor Blixter, a police spokesman, said of those people released: "Investigators judged that there was no longer any reason to keep them in custody."

However, he said that they have not ended their interest in those who have been released, saying: "The suspicion of preparing a terror crime remains."

No further information was given concerning the potential motive behind the alleged plot.

Police said that they had been tipped off about the plot by a "credible source" and that further arrests were possible.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.