Two Swedes arrested on Syria terrorist crime suspicion

July 23, 2015 16:37


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STOCKHOLM - Two Swedes were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of terrorist crimes in committing murder in Syria in 2013, the Swedish Prosecution Authority said, adding a third person was arrested in absentia.

In a brief press release, the authority said the apprehended suspects were Swedish citizens, 30 and 32 years old, but did not name them or identify them by gender.

"Two persons have been arrested in Gothenburg on probable cause on suspicion of terrorist crimes in committing murder," the Prosecution Authority said in a press release.

The arrest was made in cooperation with the Swedish Security Police the authority said. It declined to give further information, citing high level of secrecy surrounding the investigation.

"The investigation is at a very sensitive stage. We will undertake intense investigation work, and more information and details of the crime will come during the proceedings," security police spokesperson Sirpa Franzén told local news agency TT.

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