Norway closes Kabul embassy after terrorist threat

Other News Materials 10 February 2008 17:52 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Norway's government closed its embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul Sunday following a terrorist threat, a spokeswoman for the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in Oslo said.

The spokeswoman gave no further details, but said the government was taking the threat seriously and was looking into it.

Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store survived a bomb attack on the Hotel Serena in Kabul in mid-January in which seven people died.

Norway has 500 soldiers in Afghanistan, including a rapid reaction force that will be replaced by German troops on July 1.