Suspected jihadists arrested heading for Denmark

Three Afghans picked up in Morocco with fake passports

Three men from Afghanistan suspected of being linked to jihadist organisations have been arrested by the police in Morocco as they attempted to board a plane to Denmark from Marrakesh.

According to a Moroccan official, the three men were picked up after they were discovered to be carrying false Afghani passports.

The police also found “suspicious documents that included jihadist material”, according to DR Nyheder.

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Awaiting confirmation
The northern part of Africa is already on high alert following the terror shooting in Tunisia last Friday which left 38 people dead, including 30 British citizens.

The three men are due to face a trial in Morocco, according to the Moroccan Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The Danish Foreign Ministry is awaiting confirmation and looking into the case.