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Supo: Threat assessment unchanged for the time being

Publication date 19.8.2017 9.00 | Published in English on 13.10.2020 at 16.34
Press release

Supo’s terrorist threat assessment remains unchanged for the time being.

The threat level was previously raised in the middle of June. The threat in Finland is at the level 2, that is, elevated.

­-The suspected terror attack in Turku is in accordance with our threat assessment. Also, the suspect’s profile is similar to that of several other recent radical Islamist terror attacks that have taken place in Europe, according to Supo’s Director Antti Pelttari

Supo takes active part in investigating the events in Turku in cooperation with the National Bureau of Investigation and Southwestern Finland Police Department. In addition, Supo keeps in contact with its international partners in order to get more information on the suspected perpetrator and his possible terrorist contacts.

According to the terrorist threat assessment published in June, Finland’s terrorist threat level has been elevated due to the country’s profile having become stronger within the radical Islamist propaganda and the counterterrorism target individuals’ increasingly serious affiliations to terrorist activities.

The most significant terrorist threat in Finland is posed by individual actors or small groups motivated by radical Islamist propaganda or terrorist organisations encouraging them.