Swedish Security Police: Increasing threat against Sweden

The Swedish flag is pictured in Stockholm on Sept. 19, 2020, during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The threat from foreign powers and violent extremism continues to increase, according to Sweden’s Security Police, Säpo.
  • In its yearly book report, Säpo estimates that the threats will increase in the coming years.
  • “The attacks on Sweden’s security mean that our democratic values are being challenged,” says Säpo chief Klas Friberg.
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