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Terror suspect: Beheadings part of attack on paper


CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to helping plan an attack on a Danish newspaper says a coconspirator wanted newspaper employees beheaded to make a statement.

David Coleman Headley offered details about the planned attack on the Jyllands Posten newspaper in a signed plea agreement Thursday. The attack never took place.

The 49-year-old Headley says in the agreement that Pakistan-based terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri wanted the severed heads thrown from the newspaper office to send a message.

The newspaper offended many Muslims by publishing a dozen cartoons in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

Headley also admitted he helped scout out the Indian city of Mumbai before a 2008 terrorist attack there that left 166 people dead.

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