Norway’s security chief has resigned after she revealed confidential information, including that Norway has intelligence agents in Pakistan.
The Norwegian Justice Ministry, quoted by Reuters, said in a statement that Janne Kristiansen was resigning because of “the possible breach of confidentiality through the disclosure of classified information.”
In a parliamentary hearing on January 18, Kristiansen said Norway had agents in Pakistan but did not say why they are there.
Norway, a close ally of the United States, has hundreds of troops taking part in the NATO-led operation in Pakistan's neighbor Afghanistan.
Earlier this week, Kristiansen said radical Islamists pose the biggest threat to Norway -- even though it was a right-wing, Norwegian-born extremist who carried out July's twin attacks in the country that killed 77 people and shocked the nation.
compiled from agency reports