By: The Associated Press
Two men held in Norway have admitted planning bomb attacks, one of them against a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005, the Norwegian authorities said Tuesday.
The other planned attack was against the Chinese Embassy in Oslo, security police said. Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak, a 37-year-old Iraqi Kurd with Norwegian residency, had confessed to plotting to attack Jyllands-Posten, one of Denmark’s largest newspapers, before his arrest in July.
Mikael Davud, 39, a member of China’s Uighur minority with Norwegian citizenship, admitted Tuesday that he planned to blow up the Chinese Embassy in Oslo, his lawyer told the Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. A spokeswoman for the Norwegian Police Security Service said the charge against the two, conspiring to commit terror in Norway, could be amended to reflect Mr. Bujak’s Danish target.