Norway mosque shooting investigated as terrorist act

epa07766553 Police on a site of a shooting inside the al-Noor Islamic center mosque in Baerum outside Oslo, Norway, 10 August 2019. According to reports, one person has been shot after a gunman stormed al-Noor Islamic center mosque. A perpetrator has been arrested. EPA-EFE/TERJE PEDERSEN NORWAY OUT

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A shooting at a mosque in Norway is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police say.

A gunman opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, on the outskirts of the capital Oslo, on Saturday.

An Oslo Police spokesman said that the suspect, described as a “Norwegian man”, had been known to police before the incident but could not be described as someone with a “criminal background”.

He is appeared to have acted on his own.

One person in the mosque managed to overpower the gunman, suffering “minor injuries” in the process.

Later, a woman was found dead at the house of the suspect. Police confirmed that the woman was related to the suspect.


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