SWEDEN. At 4.30 AM today Swedens National Security Police, SÄPO, took action together with the swedish police in Strömsund in the north of Sweden and in Akalla, north west of Stockholm.
It was in Akalla that three persons were arrested and they are all from Uzbekistan, which is the homeland of Rakhmat Akilov, the Drottninggatan-terrorist. At least one of them have had contact with him. One of these men are supposedly seeking asylum in Sweden because of religious reasons. Terror researcher Magnus Ranstorp commented that Uzbeks are quite active when it comes to terrorism and have carried out attacks in Turkey, New York and S:t Petersburg.
The preparations to commit terror have been going on for some time, but the attack wasn’t planned to take place in the immediate couple of days. Several other individuals have been taken in for interrogation. SÄPO says that there are connections to other countries, but doesn’t want to name which the countries are at this point. They have confiscated several items, mostly technical equipment.
SÄPO also says that they handle one terror threat every other day in the information that they get so there’s a lot going on that we never know about. I’m grateful for every