Four held over terror plot: Iceland police

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Icelandic authorities say they have foiled a potential terrorist plot by detaining four men in Reykjavik, in a room where they found dozens of weapons and ammunition.

A threat had been averted, police spokesman Karl Steinar Valsson said.

Icelandic broadcaster RUV reported that the police raid was the first counterterrorism operation ever to be carried out in the country.

Those detained were Icelandic citizens aged between 30 and 40 who are suspected of planning a terrorist attack on public and state institutions, thought to be the country's parliament and police, the broadcaster said.

The men are also alleged to have made weapons for sale using 3D printers.

According to RUV, two of the men remain in custody, while the other two have been released.