PST aims to charge Oslo woman for terror

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Norway’s police intelligence unit PST (Politiets sikkerhetstheneste) is reportedly poised to charge a now-20-year-old Norwegian woman under the country’s anti-terror law, contending that she is planning to carry out a terrorist attack. The young woman’s whereabouts, however, remain unknown.

Dagbladet.no reported Friday that the woman, from Oslo, has in the meantime been given the status as formally under suspicion pending charges. A warrant went out for her arrest through Interpol last winter.

The woman is believed to have received weapons training through the extremist Islamic organization IS in Syria and is poised to carry out a terrorist act through a suicide bombing. The woman herself denied any attack plans in telephone calls with Norwegian media when she claimed to be in Turkey. She said at the time that she had never been in Syria.

She also had frequent contact with two Somalian-Norwegian sisters who traveled to Syria in October 2013. They said they wanted to travel to help the extremist Islamic movement on the ground, and not just through sending money from Norway.

Another of her girlfriends is a Norwegian-Pakistani woman, age 24, from Oslo whom Dagbladet reported is believed to be in Raqqa, which is IS’ most important Syrian city under its control. She is believed to have married the Chilean-Norwegian Bastian Vasquez from Skien, who has a leading role in IS.

newsinenglish.no staff