Sweden hunts foreign sub off the Stockholm coast


AFP

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Swedish armed forces announced a large military operation around islands off Stockholm late Friday following reports of suspicious ��foreign underwater activity.�� ��We have begun an intelligence operation … involving ships, helicopters and several ground units,�� Commander Jonas Wikstroem told reporters. He said the operation was based on a tip-off from a ��credible source�� and that about 200 Swedish troops were involved. He added that no weapons had been used in the operation.

Wikstroem did not specify how close the operation was to the Swedish capital, nor whether the activity involved one of more submarines, but said that he was informing the public as the area has ��heavily trafficked.��