Two Charged in Plot on Danish Paper

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. prosecutors in Chicago charged two men with plotting to attack a Danish newspaper that in 2005 printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, in a case that authorities said reveals the reach of a Pakistani militant.

The alleged plot brought together David Coleman Headley, a 49-year-old U.S. citizen, and Ilya Kashmiri, whom prosecutors describe as a Pakistani militant with ties to al Qaeda. Prosecutors have arrested Mr. Coleman and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a 48-year-old Pakistani native with Canadian citizenship.

Prosecutors said the plot involved attacking the Copenhagen offices of the Jyllands-Posten newspaper and killing an editor and a cartoonist. Mr. Rana helped arrange Mr. Headley's travels and discussed potential attack targets with him, according to the complaint filed against him.

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