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Sweden on Highest Ever Terror Alert Over Daesh Threat

Stockholm, November 19 (RHC)-- Sweden has raised its terrorist threat level for the first time to "high" -- the second-highest step on a five-point scale, after the country's security police said they had "concrete information" of a possible attack by the Daesh Takfiri group.

"The attacks in Paris on November 13th show that Daesh may have an increased ability to carry out even relatively complex attacks in Europe. Individuals may be inspired by these attacks," Sweden's security police (SAPO) said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mats Sandberg, the director of the country's National Center for Terrorist Threat Assessment (NCT), noted that the Takfiri terrorists currently consider Sweden as a "legitimate target." 

The government's coordinator on tackling violent extremism, Mona Sahlin, voiced worries that terror attacks "could actually happen in Sweden," and said that more needs to be done by the government on the legislative side to tackle such threats.

According to SAPO, Swedish police are currently hunting a man wanted for "planning a terrorist act."

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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