Danish police have arrested three people on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in the country, said PET, Denmark's Security and  Intelligence Service, in a statement Friday.

The three are a 22-year-old Jordanian citizen, a 23-year-old Turkish citizen who lives in Denmark, and a 21-year-old Danish citizen who lives in Egypt, said the statement as reported by CNN.  

The Copenhagen Post, an English-language Danish news site, said that the target of the attack was not Jyllands-Posten, the daily paper that has been the target of several attempted attacks since publishing in 2005 editorial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed and angered Muslims around the world.

The three men arrested in Copenhagen have been charged with illegal possession of automatic weapons and ammunition, the statement said. They will appear before a judge Saturday. The terror investigation connected to their arrest is ongoing and Danish police are searching properties in the Copenhagen area.