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Norway: 'Concrete Threat' of Terror Attack

From left: Norwegian security officals Anders Anundsen, Benedicte Bjoernland and Vidar Refvik host news conference, Oslo, July 24, 2014.From left: Norwegian security officals Anders Anundsen, Benedicte Bjoernland and Vidar Refvik host news conference, Oslo, July 24, 2014.
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From left: Norwegian security officals Anders Anundsen, Benedicte Bjoernland and Vidar Refvik host news conference, Oslo, July 24, 2014.
From left: Norwegian security officals Anders Anundsen, Benedicte Bjoernland and Vidar Refvik host news conference, Oslo, July 24, 2014.
VOA News

Norway's intelligence agency says it has information about a "concrete threat" from people who are linked to radical Islamist fighters in Syria.

The head of the Norwegian security service, Benedict Bjoernland, told reporters Thursday that the agency has "reliable information" from a foreign partner about the possibility of an attack "within days." There was no indication of a specific target.

"We also have information that indicates a terror act will be conducted in Norway soon, probably within the next few days. We have no information on who, how, or what target and in which way a possible attack could be carried out."

Bjoernland said authorities hope making the information public will deter the would-be attackers.

He said the information involves people who have been fighters in Syria. The intelligence agency, known as PST, said last month that about 50 people traveled from Norway to Syria to participate in the fighting. About half of those have since returned to Norway.

Some information for this report comes from AP, AFP and Reuters.

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by: Ed Mays from: Brick nj
July 24, 2014 5:58 PM
This is what happens when countries in Europe open their borders and doors to all comers. Like England losing it`s British way of life so will all countries there. Shame on all the lilly livered politicians there afraid to stand up and say "No more"!


by: ali baba from: new york
July 24, 2014 12:32 PM
Business as usual. the liberal Europe allow so many Arab live there. what is Arab Doing? eating and watch belly dancer. of course not. they commit terrorist act . it is business as usual .

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by: ali baba from: new york
July 24, 2014 9:08 PM
I hope that you improve your reading skill kid. I read the news and the terrorist attack is common in Muslim countries. I will tell you how many countries . Pakistan , Afghanistan, India,, Philippine ,Syria , Saudi Arabia , Iraq, Egypt, Sudan ,CAR, Ivory coast, Somalia ,Uganda , Kenya, Nigeria ,Mal , Algeria, Libya ,Spain ,England, France ,Denmark, Holland and , Russia second points. I am not Arab. third if an Arab betray the country he lives and engage in criminal activities such as terrorist, he should be in jail or deported.

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by: Xaaji Dhagax from: Somalia
July 24, 2014 6:19 PM
So are you suggesting that all Arab people including you should be expelled from Western countries? Because you are implying that all Arabs are terrorists, right?

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