Norway may be affected by another terror attack soon, warns former security chief at Statoil, Bernard Duncan Lyng. Five months prior to the terrorist attacks in Norway on July 22, Lyng had warned of a greater risk of terror acts in Norway or against Norwegian interests abroad. Now he has issued a second warning.
"We have to be open to the possibility that something like this may happen again in the foreseeable future," Lyng tells Dagsavisen.
"We will not forget that Norway is an open and vulnerable country, something that became very obvious in the attacks on July 22. This is something that new, nihilistic terrrorisis that don't have any other goal but to kill as many civilians as possible and create terror and angst know how to take advantage of," Lyng explains.
The former paratrooper and intelligence officer in the Norwegian army still thinks that the biggest risk is abroad.
Anders G. Romarheim, researcher at the Institute of Defense Studies, agrees with Lyng that Norway may be subject to another terror attack.
"Unfortunately it is naive to think that the terror on July 22 and in In Aménas were isolated incidents," Romarheim says. He explains that the Security Police (PST) has also voiced an increasing concern for terrorism against Norway and Norwegian interests abroad.