Terrorism threat against Denmark has increased, security service says

By Thomson Reuters Mar 21, 2024 | 3:17 AM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The threat of terrorism in Denmark and against its interests abroad has increased, the Nordic country’s PET security and intelligence service said on Thursday.

The Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas militants, and a series of Koran burnings in Denmark last year, had contributed to the deteriorating security situation, the agency said.

The PET maintained an overall threat level assessment of 4, the second-highest on its scale from 1 to 5, but said the risks within that level had increased.

(Reporting by Louise Breusch Rasmussen, editing by Terje Solsvik)