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Suspected Islamic State fighters arrested in Norway

Published 13/11/2015

Two Norwegian citizens have been arrested over suspected links to IS
Two Norwegian citizens have been arrested over suspected links to IS

Two men have been arrested in Norway for suspected links to Islamic State.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday when he returned to Oslo from Turkey, a spokeswoman for Norway's security service PST said. The man is suspected of having been a foreign fighter for IS.

The other suspect is a 31-year-old man who was arrested in Norway early on Friday. He is suspected of having previously been a foreign fighter for IS and was planning to return to the Middle East to rejoin the group.

The spokeswoman said they face charges of preparing to join or participating in a terror organisation, a crime punishable by up to six years in prison. Both are Norwegian citizens.

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