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Monday, February 11, 2008

Threatened by insurgents, Norway closes embassy in Kabul

Norway has closed its embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, The Associated Press reported on February 10, due to mounting terror threats and the recent deaths of several non-military Norwegian personnel.

Norway had been singled out twice by al-Qaeda in past years for its troop deployment in Afghanistan, which is set to increase by 200 more soldiers according to Norwegian Defense Minister Ann-Grete Strom-Erichsen. Norway also has drawn the ire of Al-Qaeda in the past because of the reprinting of the inflammatory Danish cartoon that depicted Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in Norwegian newspapers.

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