A man was jailed for 12 years Tuesday for triggering an explosion in a Danish hotel while preparing a letter bomb to send to a Danish newspaper that had stirred controversy with cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Lors Doukaev, a Belgian citizen born in the restive south Russian region of Chechnya, was arrested on September 10 after he accidentally set off a small blast at the Hotel Jorgensen in the center of the Danish capital, injuring only himself.

The Copenhagen court held that Doukaev aimed to send a letter bomb made of acetone peroxide, also known as TATP, to the daily Jyllands-Posten whose caricatures of the Prophet sparked Muslim furor and violent protests in 2005 in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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