Last of Dutch Somalis in alleged terror plot freed

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Prosecutors say the last of a group of 12 Somalis arrested in the Netherlands last week on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack has been freed.

The group was taken into custody on 24 December after a tip from the country's intelligence agency and were then released in the days afterward. Prosecutors now say there is no evidence at all against nine.

Three, including the man released today, remain suspects, apparently based on evidence contained in the still-secret intelligence agency file.

No weapons or explosives were found in raids on their homes and businesses.

The intelligence agency and Justice Ministry have say authorities acted correctly in the case, even though apparently innocent people were jailed, as security concerns outweigh other rights.