Three suspected al-Qaida members were arrested this morning in what Norwegian and U.S. officials said was a terrorist plot linked to similar plans in New York and England, says a Reuters report.
The three men, whose names were not released, had been under surveillance for more than a year. Officials believe they were planning attacks with bombs like the ones at the heart of last year's thwarted suicide attack in the New York City subway.
The Norwegian Police Security Service said only that the three were arrested on suspicion of "preparing terror activities."
Officials said it was not clear the men had selected a target for the attacks but they were attempting to make peroxide bombs, the homemade explosives that prosecutors say were attempted in both New York and England.
U.S. and Norwegian counterterrorism officials worked closely together to unravel the Norwegian plot, the report said.