COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – Norwegian in-telligence authorities said Wednesday that the Nordic country “likely” will be threatened by or hit with an act of terror in the next 12 months.
The Joint Counter Terror Center says extre-mists from the Islamic State group, among others, have called for terror acts against countries that are part of the US-led alliance against the group. Norway has said it will
send 120 soldiers to join the international campaign against Islamic militants in Iraq and help train local troops there.
The centre says the country’s military, po-lice and political decision-makers could be “exposed” by that decision.
Benedicte Bjoerndal, head of Norway’s do-mestic intelligence agency, singled out recent attacks or planned attacks in Britain, Canada and Australia that have targeted soldiers and police officers as examples of why the Scan-dinavian country’s assessment of terror threats was changed.
The evaluation came as Prime Minister Erna Solberg told Parliament about her govern-ment’s decision to send troops to Iraq.
“We will not allow threats from terror orga-nisations dictate our security policy,” Solberg told lawmakers.