PST- Not possible to monitor oneself to security

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Terror and a series of attacks in several European countries in recent months have not made the Police Security Service (PST) change its assessment of the threat level in Norway.

– It is not possible to monitor oneself to safety, or ensure complete security against any terrorist threat, says chief analyst Jon Fitje Hoffmann from PST to NRK news.

– There is much that can be done and has been done, but complete security, we cannot get, he continued.

Based on the situation in Norway and the information PST has, also from collaborative services, there is no reason to change its assessment of the terrorist threat in Norway, says PST.

Although PST is aware that terrorist attacks are a threat, there are several factors that indicate that there is less danger of an attack now compared to the past, according to Hoffmann. One reason is a reduction in the number of foreign fighters who travel to Syria.

– Work is underway at all times, regardless of whether terrorist attack happens in other countries. But the first thing we look at when an attack happens in another western country, is whether it may have some connections to Norway, says Hoffmann.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today