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Sweden has accused Iran of using gangs to attack Israeli and Jewish interests in the country.

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun11,2024

Sweden has accused Iran of using gangs to attack Israeli and Jewish interests in the country

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Swedish intelligence services have accused Iran of using gangs to attack Israeli or Jewish interests.

The head of the counterintelligence unit of the Swedish State Security Service, Daniel Stenling, made the accusations at a press conference conference.

"This is about planning and attempting to carry out attacks on Israeli and Jewish interests, targets and activities in Sweden", – he said.

The agency sees “connections between criminal individuals in criminal networks and individuals associated with Iranian security services.”

Reuters did not receive a response from the Iranian Foreign Ministry to a request for comment on Sweden’s statement .

The security service also accused Iran of trying to take action against dissidents among the Iranian diaspora and acting against the interests of other states.

In 2023, 363 gang shootings in Sweden resulted in 53 people were killed, another 109 were injured.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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