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Police in Sweden has detained three people on suspicion of spying against mobile phone giant Ericsson.

The three individuals - described as either employees or former employees - are suspected to have handed over top secret information to a foreign power.

In a statement Henry Sténson, Senior Vice President, Communications, at Ericsson said: "With regard to the investigation, we cannot disclose what kind of information that has been handed over.

"Our opinion today is that the damages are limited. Thanks to the timely handling, the deliveries were stopped. Besides, the three individuals did not hold any key positions," he said. ®

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