Embassies warn citizens in Norway

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Several embassies in Oslo have increased security and sent warnings to their citizens living in Norway, after authorities warned of a terror threat against Norway in the coming days. While embassies reacted, the stock market remained steady on Thursday.

The embassies’ response was in line with other increased security measures throughout the country.

The US embassy strongly recommended that American citizens who were traveling to or living in Norway register with their nearest embassy or consulate, reported news bureau NTB. The embassy also asked US citizens to be watchful in the coming days, and phone police if they saw something suspicious.

It emphasized that public gatherings, public infrastructure, businesses and especially the US embassy tended to be targets for terrorists and extremist groups.

The French embassy also sent out a warning to its citizens. “We have sent an email to all Frenchmen who are in Norway and have registered with us,” a representative told newspaper Aftenposten. “The email is the same information that has come from the Norwegian authorities.”

The Israeli embassy was already under extra protection because of the escalating conflict over the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, the main index on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs) remained stable despite Thursday’s drama. It closed the day down 0.1 percent to 626.26 points. It did not appear the terror warning affected the market.

newsinenglish.no staff