Norwegian police declare dealing with shooting inside mosque as “attempted terrorist attack”

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Norwegian police said Sunday they were dealing with a shooting Saturday inside a mosque near Oslo that slightly injured one person as a “terrorist attack attempt”.

“The data we have gathered shows that the bomber had an extreme right-wing orientation,” Oslo police official Ron Skold told a news conference of the suspected Norwegian in the 1920s.

“He had anti-foreign attitudes, he wanted to spread terror.”

One person was slightly injured in the attack on the Nur al-Islami center in Oslo’s residential suburb of Barum.

Hours after the attack, police found the body of a young woman, who was related to the attacker, in their home, prompting police to open an investigation into a murder and link him to the mosque’s shooting.

The suspect refused to clarify what happened when he was interrogated by investigators.

“We concluded that we are dealing with an attempted terrorist act,” Skold said.

Equipped with several weapons, the suspect opened fire inside a mosque with three people, one of whom was able to control him before being handed over to the police.

The suspect posted on an online forum a message referring to the “ethnic war” and praised the March 11 attack on New Zealand’s Christ Church mosques in which 51 people were killed.

But the authenticity of this letter and the identity of its author cannot be definitively determined at this stage.

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