Police know group behind terror threats

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Armed police patrolling Oslo Central Train Station on Friday. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix
09:51 CEST+02:00
Police in Norway have confirmed on Sunday they know who are behind the terror threats which have disrupted the country, but not where the group is hiding.

The group is believed to be radical extremists who have recently left Syria, according to "VG".

The newspaper was informed by independent sources that the investigation into the terror warning has revealed the identity of a group. It is however unclear whether the group intends to commit a terror attack.

At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland said that the warning a terrorist group is on it’s way to Norway is “modified”.

Bjørnland said: “We have made clarifications. We are far from solidly claiming that the group is on its way to Norway."

The PST chief also said at the Sunday conference, the terror threat against Norway is somewhat reduced. The police regard the threat is specific and time-limited.

Bjørnland confirmed the situation is still serious and the national alert will be unchanged until further notice.

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Martin Bernsen, senior advisor at PST, said to “VG” on the question of whether PST knows the identity of those radical extremists supposedly having travelled as a group from Syria, he answered: “We cannot answer that. It's confidential information.”

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