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'Terror threat' warning in Norway

Intelligence authorities say Norway is "likely" to be threatened with or suffer an attempted act of terror within the next 12 months.

The Scandinavian country's joint counter terror centre said the Islamic State group, among others, has called for terror acts against countries that are part of the US-led alliance against them.

Norway is sending 120 soldiers to join the international campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and help train local troops there.

The assessment said military staff, police and senior politicians could be "exposed".

Threat levels were not as high as in July, when the domestic intelligence agency said it had information about an imminent "concrete threat" from people with links to Islamic fighters in Syria.

The threat level eventually was downgraded.


From Belfast Telegraph