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Norway raises threat level after bomb found in Olso

Norway’s intelligence agency raises the national threat level after a 17-year-old Russian was arrested on suspicion of placing a homemade bomb in central Oslo.

The domestic intelligence agency PST says an attack was now “probable” rather than “possible,” because of the risk of a copycat attack after recent assaults in Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, London, Berlin, and Nice.

An officer works the scene as police cordon off a large area around a subway station on a busy commercial street Saturday night, April 8, 2017, after finding what they described as a "bomb-like" device, in Oslo, Norway. (Fredrik Varfjell/NTB scanpix via AP)
An officer works the scene as police cordon off a large area around a subway station on a busy commercial street on April 8, 2017, after finding what they described as a “bomb-like” device, in Oslo, Norway. (Fredrik Varfjell/NTB scanpix via AP)

The new threat level will be in place for two months.

“It’s not clear whether the 17-year-old young man intended to commit a terrorist attack,” PST chief Benedicte Bjornland tells reporters.

— AFP

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