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Norway police probe disappearance of WikiLeaks associate

AFP  |  Oslo 

on Sunday said they were investigating the disappearance of founder Julian Assange's associate Arjen Kamphuis, a cyber security expert, who was last seen in northern

"We have started an investigation," told AFP, adding that so far they had no clue about the Dutch citizen's whereabouts. The police "would not speculate about what may have happened to him," Bech said.

tweeted on Saturday about Kamphuis's "strange disappearance", saying he had been missing since August 20 when he left his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of

It added that Kamphuis had a ticket for a flight departing on August 22 from Trondheim, a city located more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of

"The train between the two takes (approximately) 10 hours," suggesting he disappeared either in Bodo, or on the train, said, triggering numerous conspiracy theories on

Assange has been holed up at in London since 2012 when he was granted political asylum as he feared extradition to the to face trial over WikiLeaks' publication of secret US military documents and diplomatic cables in 2010.

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First Published: Mon, September 03 2018. 01:10 IST