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Oslo police arrest terror suspects. The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) says it’s arrested unnamed men they suspect of planning a terror attack with possible connections to Al Qaida. “This is a very serious matter, and we’ve had them under surveillance for some time,” said PST head Janne Kristiansen at today’s press conference transmitted by NRK. A total of three suspects, two of whom were arrested in Oslo, and one in Germany, are all men with a legal right to live in Norway, and come from Uyghur (China), Iraq, and Uzbekistan. They each face a prison term of up to 12 years if convicted.

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Oslo police arrest terror suspects

Published on Thursday, 8th July, 2010 at 12:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th July 2010 at 13:42.

The Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) says it’s arrested unnamed men they suspect of planning a terror attack with possible connections to Al Qaida.

Janne Kristiansen, Head of PST
Janne Kristiansen, Head of PST
Photo: PST/Flickr


“This is a very serious matter, and we’ve had them under surveillance for some time,” said PST head Janne Kristiansen at today’s press conference transmitted by NRK.

A total of three suspects, two of whom were arrested in Oslo, and one in Germany, are all men with a legal right to live in Norway, and come from Uyghur (China), Iraq, and Uzbekistan. They each face a prison term of up to 12 years if convicted.

Kristiansen admitted the timing of the arrest was not ideal, surveillance-wise, but they chose to apprehend the men now because of information they’d received at the end of last week that the international press would be covering the story.

The PST has cooperated with other unspecified international authorities in this matter, and says their terror investigations are linked to those of the UK and US.

“Norwegian citizens need not be concerned but we’ve seen that over time, the situation in Norway is becoming more like that of countries that have had actual terrorist acts committed, or plans of terror on their soil,” said Kristiansen.




Published on Thursday, 8th July, 2010 at 12:30 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th July 2010 at 13:42.

This post has the following tags: norway, terror, al, qaida, janne, kristiansen, pst, police, security, service, oslo, arrest, suspects, uk, us.





  
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