Sweden charges 3 Central Asian men with planning terror attack


STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Sweden's prosecution authority said Thursday (December 28) it had charged three Central Asian men with planning a terror attack in Sweden, warning the plot could have caused serious damage had it not been prevented.

The suspects are accused of "obtaining and storing large amounts of chemicals and other equipment with the aim of killing and wounding other people", the prosecution authority said in a statement.

The trio were also charged, along with three others, with financing terrorism. Prosecutors accuse them of sending money abroad to fund the operations of the so-called "Islamic State" (IS). All six have denied the charges against them.

The trial is expected to open on January 7

The men, aged between 30 and 46, originally hail from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, according to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Their residency status in Sweden could not immediately be verified.

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