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Norway: The bow and arrow attacker who killed 5 had transformed to Islam

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Norway: The bow and arrow attacker who killed 5 had converted to Islam

On Wednesday (October 13) night, a person armed with a bow and arrow killed 5 folks and injured two extra together with an off-duty police officer in Kongsberg, close to Oslo, the capital of Norway. The man who has been arrested by the Norwegian police after the lethal assault had earlier transformed to Islam.
According to media experiences, the Norway police stated that they had beforehand been in touch with the 37-year-old accused in 2020 as he confirmed indicators of radicalisation following his conversion to Islam. The unidentified man was earlier flagged as having been radicalised, the police stated.
BREAKING: Police in Norway say the suspect of a collection of bow and arrow killings had transformed to Islam and police had been beforehand involved over indicators of radicalisation.Five folks have been killed in the course of the assaults, learn extra right here: https://t.co/zu177euBXZ pic.twitter.com/v9tGPLrIn1— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 14, 2021
“There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalised,” regional police chief Ole B. Saeverud instructed a information convention. The experiences linking the suspect to radicalisation have been earlier than 2021 and police had adopted up on the time, Saeverud added. “There were concerns over radicalisation … Those reports were followed up,” Saeverud stated with out elaborating additional. He additionally added that the police is but to establish whether or not it was a terrorist assault.
“Given how events unfolded, it is natural to assess whether this is a terrorist attack,” stated the police chief.
According to Reuters, the accused is in police custody and is assumed to have acted alone.
In what transpired, on Wednesday, October 13, the Danish man launched the assault inside a Coop Extra grocery store on Kongsberg’s west aspect. An eyewitness was quoted by the native media as saying that she had heard a sudden uproar and noticed a girl fleeing, adopted by a “man standing on the corner with arrows in a quiver on his shoulder and a bow in his hand.”
“Afterwards, I saw people running for their lives. One of them was a woman holding a child by the hand,” she additional added.
Meanwhile, the police, with out divulging particulars, confirmed that moreover bow and arrows, the accused used different weapons in the course of the assault as effectively.
As the suspect moved round swiftly in an try to flee the police, authorities cordoned off a number of sections within the neighborhood. Residents have been warned to remain indoors as authorities used sniffer canine to seek for the accused. Reports counsel that police have been knowledgeable of the assault at 6:13 pm (native time) (4.13 pm GMT) and the suspect was arrested at 6:47 pm (native time). 
Five folks, 4 ladies and one man between the ages of fifty and 70, have been killed within the assault. Two different folks have been injured and are in intensive care in hospital, one amongst them an off-duty police officer.
Radical Islamists launch assaults on the streets of Norway
Last 12 months, a Muslim mob had unleashed violence on the streets of Norway capital metropolis Oslo. The clashes had damaged out between Muslim mobs and a bunch of protestors recognized as Stop Islamization of Norway (SIAN) throughout a rally in Oslo.
Prior to this, Muslim mobs had unleashed riots on the streets of Sweden after a member of the ‘Stram Kurs’ group had burnt a replica of the Quran. Amidst the chants of Allahu Akbar, the unconventional Islamists had taken to the streets and unleash violence.