Sweden ends job-seeker program accused of recruiting militants

February 20, 2015 4:14 PM

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish government is shutting down a job coaching program for new immigrants after complaints that it was being used to recruit people for militant groups, a state official said on Friday.

The decision comes days after a gunman killed two people in neighboring Denmark at a synagogue and an event promoting free speech, increasing concerns about the threat of home-grown militancy in the Scandinavia region.

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