Two Irish men charged over foiled Amsterdam gun attack

The incident happened on Sunday night

Two Irish men charged over foiled Amsterdam gun attack

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Two Irish men have been charged following what appears to be a failed gun attack in Amsterdam at the weekend.

They were among a group of four men arrested at a bar in the city earlier this week.

One of the men, aged 29 and believed to be from Dublin, has been charged with attempted manslaughter.

He is thought to be a senior figure in the Kinahan drugs cartel.

The other three, a 23-year-old from Dublin and two others aged 29 and 37, have been charged with possession of firearms.

All four have been remanded in custody and their period of detention has been extended for 14 days.

The incident happened in at Rembrandt Square in central Amsterdam at around 8.45pm on Sunday night.

A man approached police saying he had been threatened with a handgun.

Local authorities then arrested a man in a bar.

Three other people were later detained in connection with the incident, and three guns were also discovered.