Dutch Moroccan shot by police linked to ‘terror’ group: police

A mentally unstable man shot dead by police in Amsterdam after he knifed two officers had ties to the extremist group involved in the murder of Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gogh, police said Monday. Bilal B., a 22-year old Dutch citizen of Moroccan descent, was “interviewed as a witness after the arrest of members connected with the ‘Hofstad Group’ on October 14, 2005” officer Leo de Wit told a press conference. At the time seven people were arrested on suspicion of preparing attacks against Dutch government buildings. According to police, the seven were in close contact with the Hofstad Group, a previously dismantled “terror network”…