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Mystery sighting in Stockholm archipelago was 'not a foreign submarine': military

Supreme Commander Micael Bydén. Photo: Magnus Hjalmarson Neideman/SvD/TT

Published: 07.Nov.2018 08:13 hrs

The Supreme Commander of Sweden's Armed Forces has said an unknown object spotted in the Stockholm archipelago this summer was not a foreign submarine.

The Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper reported last month that youngsters at a sailing camp at Lidingö island had spotted what they believed was a submarine on the morning of June 28th. The newspaper published a mobile phone video showing a black object near the water surface.

The Armed Forces confirmed that the incident had been reported to them and investigated, but declined to elaborate at the time. But after a meeting with the Parliament Defence Committee on Tuesday, Supreme Commander Micael Bydén said there was "no cause for concern linked to this incident".

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