Three arrested in Sweden as police probe terror-related activities

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of preparing "an act of terror" in Sweden.

Sweden's domestic intelligence agency SAPO says the three were arrested today for terror-related activities in several locations in greater Stockholm.

SAPO said the trio had been on the agency's radar for a while, with several other people also brought in for questioning.

It added that the terror threat in Sweden remains "unchanged" at a rating of three on a five-degree scale, which is "an increased threat."

In April 2017, an Uzbek man rammed a stolen truck into a shopping crowd in Stockholm, illing five people and injuring 14 others.

He said he did it to punish Sweden for joining a coalition against the Islamic State group in the Mideast.

- Press Association and Digital Desk


Related Articles

UK counter-terror police arrest man at Gatwick Airport

More in this Section

Director cancels release of film starring missing actress Fan Bingbing

Grenfell survivor had bag packed 'in defiance of stay-put advice' days before fire

Mundell ‘did not threaten to quit’ over Brexit deal

HBO brothel boss who won a Nevada State Primary, Dennis Hof, dies after days-long 72nd birthday party


Breaking Stories

This is how to stay healthy as a new parent – according to The Body Coach

A question of taste: Sinead Dunphy

Ten to see at Cork Film Festival

Women’s Enterprise Day: Go forth and be successful

More From The Irish Examiner