Mosque shooting in Norway an act of terrorism

  • Mosque shooting in Norway an act of terrorism

Mosque shooting in Norway an act of terrorism

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

Hans Svrerre Sjoevold, the head of Norway's domestic security agency PST, admitted officials had a "vague" tip a year ago about Manshaus - but said it wasn't sufficient enough to act on because they had no information about any "concrete plans" of an attack.

One suspect is in custody after the shooting Saturday at the Al-Noor Islamic Center in the Oslo suburb of Baerum.

His lawyers said he does not admit to any crime when he attended his first court appearance in Copenhagen. He smiled at the cameras as he calmly sat down next to Fries. It is unclear what caused severe bruising seen on his face. Police said several shots were fired but did not specify what type of weapon was used. Rafiq managed to overpower him before he could kill anyone at the mosque and suffered minor injuries.

Yesterday, when a white supremacist terrorist tried to carry out Christchurch-style massacre in a Norway Mosque, this 75 year old jumped on him, held him in a chokehold & sat on him till police arrived.

Mr Mushtaq called on the government to take action to protect the Muslim population.

Mohammad Rafiq, a 65-year-old retired Pakistani Air Force officer, went to disarm the attacker, the mosque told Reuters, after hearing "shooting from outside" and seeing the armed young man enter the mosque. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq's eye.

Flowers dedicated to the late stepsister of a suspected killer, who attacked Al-Noor Islamic Centre Mosque, are seen outside their house in Baerum outside Oslo, Norway, on August 12, 2019.

Oslo police spokesman Roar Hanssen said in a statement: 'The Oslo police district tonight has found a dead person in a residence... in Baerum.

Police said in a Sunday news conference that they were investigating the gunman, who they described as a young, white male carrying several guns, adding that he had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views online.

The suspect's lawyer, Unni Fries, said in a brief phone interview on Monday that she could not comment on the case.

On Saturday, Norwegian media reported that the suspect was believed to have put up a post to an online forum hours before the attack where he seemingly praised the New Zealand assailant.

Oslo police wrote on Twitter: 'There has been a shooting episode inside the mosque'.