LONDON – Britain asked its citizens today to be vigilant when travelling to Denmark due to possible attacks, following Koran burnings by anti-Islam activists in Denmark and Sweden that have outraged Muslims.
Britain and the United States government have previously warned of possible attacks in neighbouring Sweden, which raised its terrorism alert to the second highest level yesterday.
“Terrorists are likely to try to carry out attacks in Denmark. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by foreigners,” the British foreign ministry warned in an updated travel advice.
The authorities in Denmark have successfully disrupted a number of planned attacks and made a number of arrests, it added.
Sweden has also said it thwarted attacks after Koran burnings and other acts against Islam’s holiest text outraged Muslims and triggered threats from jihadists.
Earlier today, Sweden’s government said it had tightened security at embassies and other missions due to an increase in threats against Swedish interests abroad. (Reuters)