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Sweden home to 2,000 Takfiri extremists: Intelligence chief

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Sweden is home to some 2,000 Takfiri extremists, the nation's intelligence chief said Monday, a nearly 10-fold increase in less than a decade.

Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden's domestic spy service, Sapo, attributed the rise primarily to the sophisticated propaganda machine of Daesh group.

Although "few extremists" have "the will and ability" to carry out attacks, they must be found and closely followed, Thornberg said.

"It is important that everyone in Sweden takes responsibility to end this trend... before we see an attack or a violent act," Thornberg told news agency TT in an interview published on Monday.

Sweden has been on the edge ever since an Uzbek national, who had shown sympathies for extremist groups including Daesh, used a stolen truck to mow down pedestrians on a busy shopping street on April 7, killing five people and injuring 15.



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