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Sweden Charges 2 with Plotting Attacks in Somalia


Sweden has charged two men of Somali descent with planning terrorist attacks in Somalia.

The men were charged Friday at the district court in the southwestern city of Göteborg.

Prosecutors say the two men are linked to al-Shabab, a Somali insurgent group affiliated with al-Qaida.

Prosecutors say the men were planning suicide attacks that would cause widespread destruction.

At least one of the men is a Swedish citizen. The nationality of the other man was not immediately clear.

The men were arrested in May and June as part of an investigation into Somalia-linked terrorism activities in the Nordic country.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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