Four men charged with plotting to storm the offices of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten go on trial on Friday, in a reminder to Denmark it remains a prime target of Islamist militants seeking to avenge the paper's publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

Police said the men planned to "kill as many as possible" at the central Copenhagen building that houses the newspaper in an attack they likened to the assault on Mumbai by 10 gunmen in 2008 that killed 166 people.

The men, three Swedish citizens and one Tunisian national, were arrested in December 2010, just three days before police said they planned to launch the attack on the newspaper and possibly another unspecified location.

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