Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Denmark: Increased security threats




The Saudi authorities have arrested three men in the aftermath of the attack against a Danish citizen employed in Saudi Arabia. According to the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET), those arrested are suspected of sympathizing with the terrorist organization Islamic State. The PET further underlines that the terrorist threat against Danish interests in the country embodies the overall strategy of the Islamic militants, where Western interests in the area are considered attractive targets.

Hans Tino Hansen, CEO at Risk Intelligence, points out that the sticking point in relation to Danish interests is whether the perpetrators were aware of the nationality of their target. The attack, if directed against westerners in general, represent nothing new – but if specifically directed against a Dane, such could indicate that Danes, and Danish interests, now are a top priority for IS-sympathizers.


For the full article in Danish, please see the link below:
http://politiken.dk/oekonomi/virksomheder/ECE2481579/pet-raadgiver-danske-firmaer-i-saudi-arabien-efter-dansker-angreb/

Update 12 December: The article was reissued in the light of new findings, please see the below link for the follow up in Danish:

http://politiken.dk/oekonomi/virksomheder/ECE2482071/arla-var-advaret-foer-skudattentat/