STRANDED: Travelers wait for their flights to leave from Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden.

STOCKHOLM: Sweden’s civil emergency agency held a crisis meeting on Friday to discuss a number of cases of suspected sabotage involving telecommunications masts and a computer outage that grounded air traffic across much of the country.
The incidents have reignited fears of foreign spies and the readiness of Sweden’s depleted security services to confront them in a country on the frontline of increased western tensions with Russia.
The Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has said it has no grounds so far to believe the various cases are related but its decision to hold a “national coordination” meeting, confirmed by a spokeswoman, highlights the growing sense of public unease prompted by the incidents.
Two telecoms masts have been damaged in the last few weeks and on Thursday a computer glitch grounded planes across much of Sweden, while technical problems knocked out Swedish railways’ booking system.
The spate of unexplained technical problems and apparent attempts to damage telecommunications equipment have fanned fears that Sweden’s infrastructure is being tested by foreign security services.

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