Säpo investigates terror links to Sweden

The Swedish Intelligence Service, Säpo, is currently investigating whether the terrorist attack in Tunisia is linked to Sweden in anyway, and whether Sweden should elevate its security status, reports SVT.


Since October 2010, Sweden has been on security level three on a scale of 1-5.

“We’re now looking into whether the attacks had any links to Sweden and will grant investigations to outstanding parties if requested, with regards to yesterday’s terrorist attacks,” says Sirpa Franzén, press secretary at Säpo.

A concrete threat against Sweden is needed to elevate the security level, something Säpo is currently investigating, among other things.

Säpo has continuous contact with foreign intelligence services but always makes an independent judgement of what security level Sweden should be on.