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Norway spy chief quits over gaffe

Published 19/01/2012 | 12:53

The head of Norway's secret service is resigning after she disclosed too much information in Oslo's parliament
The head of Norway's secret service is resigning after she disclosed too much information in Oslo's parliament

The head of Norway's intelligence service, Janne Kristiansen, is resigning from her post after apparently disclosing too much information during a hearing in parliament.

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Justice Minister Grete Faremo said the PST-head informed her of her resignation and that it would have immediate effect.

She said it was during a hearing in parliament that Kristiansen "expressed herself in a way that could be interpreted as a breach of confidentiality".

Several Norwegian newspapers say Kristiansen made the gaffe when answering a question about Pakistan, revealing too much information concerning Norwegian intelligence activities in the country.

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