Swedish police said on Friday that they had launched an operation to bolster security in the capital Stockholm after the Security Service reported an increased number of threats against the country.

Iran PressEurope: Security will, therefore, be increased at "symbolically important" objects, a police source told Swedish Television (SVT).

According to a statement published on the Security Service website on Wednesday, "The reactions to the burning of a Quran outside the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm in January have been considerable."

"This development means that violent Islamist circles globally are currently focusing more on Sweden," the statement said, adding that the terrorist threat level remains elevated but could be raised further "if this development continues."


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