Swedish navy hunting for mystery sub, asks all civilian vessels to leave area south of Stockholm

October 20, 2014 7:41 PM

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Swedish navy hunting for mystery sub, asks all civilian vessels to leave area south of Stockholm

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day Monday for signs of a foreign submarine or smaller underwater craft that officials suspect entered Swedish waters illegally.

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