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Sweden Raises Terror Alert Level


Police security uses a dog to search Sweden's parliament after Sweden has raised the country's terror threat alert to its highest level, 1 Oct. 2010

Police security uses a dog to search Sweden's parliament after Sweden has raised the country's terror threat alert to its highest level, 1 Oct. 2010

Sweden has raised its terror alert level from "low" to "elevated" because of intelligence information the security service said pointed to a "shift" in activities by groups targeting the country.

The Swedish Security Service said Friday there was no imminent threat of an attack. It said the shift was linked to groups in Sweden, but did not provide any further details.

Sweden's move comes after a report earlier this week of a potential terror plot being hatched in Pakistan to attack several European capitals.

U.S. and European officials have said that plot was in its initial planning stages and not considered concrete enough to raise the terror threat level in European cities.

Swedish security officials noted that the threat level in Sweden was low compared to other European countries.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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