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Police raid apartments linked to Copenhagen attacks

Danish cops say they are ‘looking for further clues in the case’ as investigation proceeds

A police officer stands in front of the cultural center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 16, 2015, after a shooter killed one person. (photo credit: AP/Michael Probst)
A police officer stands in front of the cultural center in Copenhagen, Denmark, on February 16, 2015, after a shooter killed one person. (photo credit: AP/Michael Probst)

Danish police on Tuesday searched eight Copenhagen apartments as part of an ongoing investigation into the February 14-15 attacks that left two people dead, including a guard at a synagogue.

“We are still in the process of mapping the movements of the perpetrator and the accomplices and this morning’s raids should be seen in light of this,” police said in a statement.

“We are looking for further clues in the case.”

Some of the apartments were on the inner city neighborhood where 22-year-old gunman Omar El-Hussein grew up, according to tabloid Ekstra Bladet.

Three accomplices have been detained since February 16 for allegedly helping El-Hussein, a Dane of Palestinian origin who was shot dead by police in a pre-dawn shootout following the attacks.

Armed with an assault rifle, El-Hussein fired 28 bullets at a cultural center hosting a seminar on free speech and Islam, killing a filmmaker.

He later opened fire at a synagogue, killing Dan Uzan, an unarmed Jewish security guard.

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