© Reuters. After several people died and many others were hurt, an attacker using bows and arrows in attacks in Kongsberg (Norway), October 13, 2021, shows an arrow that was left behind in a wall. Terje Bendiksby/NTB/via REUTERS
OSLO, Reuters – Five Norwegian citizens aged 37 are suspected of being involved in a deadly bow-and-arrow attack that killed five in Kongsberg. It is a rare case of mass shooting in Norway.
Two people, including an off-duty police officer, were wounded in the Wednesday evening attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/man-kills-several-people-norway-bow-arrow-attacks-police-say-2021-10-13, which took place in different locations in the town, 68 km (42 miles) southwest of the capital, Oslo.
Police stated that they are providing this information due to all the social media rumours regarding individuals who have not been linked to such serious acts.
The motive for the incident was not mentioned by police.
It was the deadliest attack in Norway since 2011 when Anders Behring Breivik, far-right extremist and far-right extremist killed 77 persons. Most of these were teenagers attending a youth camp.
Investigators have begun to investigate whether Wednesday’s terrorist attacks were an act of terror. They said that they will provide a detailed report on the matter later in the day.
His defence lawyer stated that the suspect was being interrogated by police and was cooperative.
Fredrik Neumann, lawyer said that he was cooperating with the public broadcaster NRK.
Police said that several attacks were carried out with a bow and an arrow. They also added that they are investigating whether another weapon may have been used.
An arrow was seen in one of the crimes scenes. It appeared to have been stuck in the wall of a building with wood panels.
The Kongsberg municipality is located in southeast Norway and houses approximately 28,000 inhabitants.
Police directorate stated it had given orders for all police officers to have firearms after the terrorist attacks. The Norwegian police is usually unarmed, but officers can access guns if necessary.
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