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Attack in Oslo: The perpetrator was known to the authorities and is a Muslim convert

Oslo - In the case of the gunman who killed five people and injured two others in Norway on Wednesday, police have announced that the suspect had previously converted to Islam. He has been in the focus of the security authorities for some time, reported the Verdens Gang newspaper.

The alleged perpetrator is a 37-year-old with Danish citizenship. He had lived in Norway for a long time. He had already threatened family members with death last year. Therefore, a ban on contact had been issued.

Police check Islamist motive
The investigators emphasized that it was still unclear whether the act of violence was an Islamist attack. There is currently no evidence that the suspect, who was armed with a bow and arrow, among other things, had accomplices.

Early on Wednesday evening, the 37-year-old had started shooting arrows at people in a supermarket in the city of Kongsberg, in southeast of the capital Oslo. According to the police, the fatalities are four women and one man. The victims are between the ages of 50 and 70.

Source: Junge Freiheit
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