The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) has warned that some of the refugees and migrants coming to Denmark could hold extremist views and that the recent influx could spur far-right groups to violence.

In a written comment to Berlingske newspaper, the security agency PET said that although it does not see the vast majority of refugees as a direct threat to security, there is the possibility that extremists are among the large numbers currently arriving in Denmark.

"PET is aware that among the refugees from Syria/Iraq could be people who sympathize with militant Islam and could consider acting on the encouragement of militant Islamic propaganda to carry out attacks against counties participating in the international coalition against IS [Islamic State, ed.], including Denmark," the statement read.

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