One injured in gun attack on Norwegian mosque

One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, Oslo police said on Saturday, adding that a man had been apprehended. 

 

The suspect may also have killed a relative before launching the attack, police said. “A young woman was found dead at the suspect’s address,” assistant chief of police Rune Skjold told a news conference, adding that the man was suspected of murder. 

 

The suspected gunman at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young white man”, police added. 

 

The victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation, mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told TV2. 

 

“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” he said. 

 

The gunman, who wore body armour and a helmet, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived, Mushtaq added. 

 

Only three people were present in the mosque at the time of the attack, preparing for the Eid celebration.

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