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Officials: 3 arrested in Norway al-Qaida bomb plot

OSLO, Norway (AP) - Three suspected al-Qaida members are under arrest in what Norwegian and U.S. officials say was a bombing plot linked to similar plans in New York and England.

U.S. and Norway had been watching the three men for more than a year and say they planned a bombing similar to the one thwarted in the New York subway system last year. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has called that one of the most serious terrorist plots since 9/11.

On Wednesday, U.S. prosecutors revealed the existance of a related plot in England.

The Norwegian Police Security Service says only that the three were arrested on suspicion of "preparing terror activities." A news conference was planned for later Thursday.

Other officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.

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