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Date: Aug 12, 2019

Swiss police say they have detained a German man in connection with a backpack filled with fake pipe bombs found near the route of a large techno music parade in Zurich on Saturday.

Zurich cantonal (state) police said Monday that the 31-year-old suspect, who lives in Switzerland, was the alleged owner of the backpack.

The suspect, whose name wasn't released, was detained late Sunday at his home in the neighboring canton of Aargau. A 35-year-old Swiss man who was initially held in the case has been released.

Read more: ABC News

"Copenhagen is under attack and nobody knows who is responsible" were the chilling words of the Copenhagen Post after a second bomb in four days exploded in Denmark's capital city. It isn't yet known whether the two blasts are connected, or what the motivation is behind them.

A bomb exploded outside Nørrebro Police Station in the early hours of Saturday (August 10) morning. No injuries were reported. This followed Tuesday (August 6)'s attack on the Tax Authority's headquarters on Østbanegade, which saw one person pick up minor injuries.

Read more: Forbes

A car bomb explosion in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi killed three UN staff members and two other mission members on Saturday, the United Nations said.

The UN is trying to broker a truce in the capital Tripoli, where the eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) launched a surprise attack in April. A Reuters reporter at a Benghazi hospital where casualties of the blast were taken saw a list of names of those killed identifying them as part of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).

The United Nations gave no more details, saying only some of its casualties had been members working in Benghazi, where its Libya mission had been boosting its presence recently.

Read more: The Guardian (UK)

Police in Norway's capital say the shooting at a mosque that wounded one person is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack and that the alleged perpetrator is also a murder suspect in a separate case.

One suspect is in custody after the shooting Saturday at the Al-Noor Islamic Center in the Oslo suburb of Baerum. Police say they believe no one else was involved.

Oslo police official Rune Skjold told a news conference Sunday that the suspect, a man in his 20s, has been found to hold extreme right-wing views and animosity toward immigrants.

Read more: USA Today