Danish teenager suspected of planning bomb attack against Jewish school in Copenhagen

‘Jihad girl’ from northwest Zealand faces a lengthy sentence if found guilty

The young teenager has been kept in detention on terror charges since January (photo: iStock) The young teenager has been kept in detention on terror charges since January (photo: iStock)
March 8th, 2016 2:37 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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It was revealed at a court hearing today that a 16-year-old girl from Kundby – a small village near Holbæk in northwest Zealand – is suspected of planning bomb attacks against Carolineskolen, a Jewish school in Copenhagen, and Sydskolen, a public school in Fårevejle not far from her home.

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Terror offense
She has been charged with a terror offence, for which she could get life in prison, but no date has been set for her trial.

The young teenager, who is believed to have converted to Islam, has been in detention since her arrest on January 13.

It is believed the girl was in possession of bomb manuals and TATP explosives that have been cited in many terror attacks over the past decade, and that she was also trying to obtain diesel and fertiliser.

A male accomplice
A 24-year-old man who is suspected of helping the girl plan the attack has also been charged.

He has previously travelled to Syria and called for jihad on his Facebook profile, and it is believed the pair are romantically involved.

Both suspects have pleaded not guilty.