Trial starts for Danish girl planning bomb attack against Jewish school
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Trial starts for Danish girl planning bomb attack against Jewish school

17-year-old arrested last January for plotting terrorist act in Copenhagen, another institute west of city

A Danish and an Israeli flag seen among flowers and candles honoring the victims of a shooting attack outside the main synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 15, 2015. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
A Danish and an Israeli flag seen among flowers and candles honoring the victims of a shooting attack outside the main synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 15, 2015. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

HELSINKI — The trial of a 17-year-old Danish girl suspected of planning bomb attacks against two schools has begun near the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

Police arrested the girl, who was 15 at the time, in January of last year. The girl, who was not allowed to be named, has been kept in custody since her arrest.

Prosecutors have said her targets were her previous school west of Copenhagen and a Jewish school in the capital.

Charges against a 25-year-old man, initially believed to have been an accomplice, have been dropped.

The trial, which began in the Holbaek District Court Wednesday, is scheduled to last until May 5. No further details were immediately available.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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