The number of radicalised Islamists in Sweden is now in the thousands, according to the country’s intelligence chief.
Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden’s security service, Säpo, said there had been a rise from 200 in 2010 to a ‘few thousand’ today.
It comes two months after a lorry ploughed into pedestrians in the Swedish capital Stockholm, killing four people.
Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov, 39, who expressed sympathy for so-called Islamic State, has admitted carrying out the attack.
Thornberg called the hike in the number of radicalised Islamists a ‘serious and historic challenge’ but said only a handful of them had the capability or intention of launching an attack.