Last year, Daesh managed to carry out 60 attacks in a dozen countries outside the war zones in Syria and Iraq, he noted, citing various attack patterns, ranging from single actions to craftily masterminded operations.
According to Nyroos, home-bred European radicals who fail to to get to Syria or Iraq may instead shift to preparing attacks on the home turf or support terrorist activities otherwise.
"The fact that propaganda is so easily accessible, leads to 'lone wolves' being quickly "self-radicalized" and trained with the intent to commit acts of terrorism without even having any physical contact or communication with people linked to a terrorist group," Lari Nyroos said, citing Daesh's appeal from 2014 to the group's sympathizers to take single action.
"It is all about creating lengthy, complex operations involving firearms, which result in a super drama that paralyzes an entire city and creates a huge polarization," terrorism expert Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish National Defense College said.
The Iraqi ambassador in Stockholm believes such an attack actually would not be anything strange.
"Many people went to the war in the Middle East and now they are coming back to Sweden," Ambassador Baker Fattah Hussen told Expressen. According to him, this is nothing peculiar to Sweden alone, as the returnees are flooding the whole of Europe.