Sweden raises terrorist threat level from elevated to high

Stockholm, (UNI) Sweden has raise the level of terrorist threat in the country from elevated (3) to high (4) on a five-level scale, the Swedish Security Service said on Thursday.

“The Director General of the Swedish Security Service has taken the decision to raise the terrorist threat level from Elevated to High. The reason for this decision is the deteriorated situation with regard to attack threats to Sweden, and the assessment that the threat will remain for a long time,” the service said in a statement.

The decision is not connected to any specific event, the statement read, adding that it should be “considered in a strategic, long-term perspective.”

“The threat posed to Sweden has changed gradually, and the attack threat posed by violent Islamist actors has increased in the past year. Sweden has gone from being considered a legitimate target for terrorist attacks to being considered a prioritised target,” the service added.

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