Terrorism Growing in Finland: Intelligence Chief

Vinienco - 29 November 2012

More people in Finland have links to foreign terrorist groups than ever before, but the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo) says foreign states’ surveillance in Finland constitutes the biggest threat to the country.

The number of people in Finland with links to terrorist organizations has multiplied over the past decade, Supo chief Antti Pelttari told Yle’s A-Studio discussion programme on Monday night.

"There are people in this country who have been to foreign training camps and have fought alongside terrorist groups,” he explained.

According to Pelttari, Finland is currently home to more than one hundred people who could pose a potential threat. But he said there’s no proof of Finland being a terrorist target. Most terrorist activities are aimed abroad (continue reading...)