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Dutch arrest four for ‘terrorism’: prosecutors

ROTTERDAM: Dutch police have arrested four men including a Swedish citizen suspected of being involved in terror-related activities, prosecutors said on Tuesday. "Rotterdam police detained four men early on Sunday evening on suspicion of being involved in terrorism," the public prosecution's office said in a statement. One of the men, aged 29, arrived on a flight from Stockholm earlier Sunday while the other three aged 21, 23 and 30 come from the cities of Vlaardingen, Delft and Gouda in southwest Netherlands. Dutch…

Dutch police free van driver in concert attack plan probe

THE HAGUE: Dutch police on Thursday released the driver of a van with Spanish licence plates, who was arrested in Rotterdam close to where a music concert was cancelled because of fears over a terror attack. "The man was freed earlier this evening and is no longer a suspect in the investigation," Rotterdam police said in a statement. Dutch police on Thursday stepped up a probe into a suspected plan to attack a concert in the city by a US rock band after a "concrete" tip-off from Spanish authorities. The unidentified…

Dutch acted on ‘concrete’ info of planned concert attack

ROTTERDAM: Dutch police on Thursday stepped up a probe into a planned terror attack against a Rotterdam concert by a US rock band, having received a "concrete" tip-off from Spanish authorities. "There was concrete information from the Spanish police that an attack would be committed on that date, at this place and against this rock band," the port city's police chief Frank Paauw told reporters. Spain was rocked last week by twin vehicle attacks which killed 15 people and wounded 120, but it remained unclear whether the…

Europa League: Mkhitaryan sparkles as Manchester United reach Europa last 32

LONDON: Manchester United are warming to the task in the Europa League as they booked a spot in the last 32 with a 2-0 win over Zorya Luhansk on a freezing night in Ukraine on Thursday. Goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who made a mockery of his two-month exile from the starting lineup with a superb individual effort, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured an easy win that banished memories of their earlier group stage struggles. The victory confirmed United in second place in Group A behind Turkish side Fenerbahce who ended…