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Norway: A man armed with a bow and arrow kills five in a Norwegian attack

Oslo: Local police said a series of attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday killed five men and injured two men armed with bows and arrows.
Police added that the suspect had been detained.
“The man used a bow and arrow for some attacks,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters. He said police were investigating whether other weapons were also used.
“The man was arrested … from the information we have now, he performed these actions alone,” Aas added.
One of the injured was an off-duty police officer.
Newspaper VG showed an image of an arrow that appeared to pierce the wall of a building with wooden panels.
The death toll in Norway has been the worst since 2011, when the far-right radical Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people. Most of them were teenagers in youth camps.
The attack on Wednesday occurred in a “large area” of Kongsberg, a municipality of approximately 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, 68 km (42 miles) from the capital Oslo.
The government said police had launched a large-scale investigation.
“The report from Kongsburg tonight is horrifying,” Erna Solberg said at a news conference.
“I understand that many are afraid, but it’s important to emphasize that police are currently in control,” she said.
Following the attack, police said they had ordered police officers across the country to carry firearms. Norwegian police are usually unarmed, but police officers can obtain guns and rifles as needed.
“This is a special precaution. Police have so far shown no change in the threat level of the nation,” the board said in a statement.
Aas said police would investigate whether the attack was a terrorist act.
According to the ministry, Norwegian Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mayland received the latest information on the attack and closely monitored the situation.



Norway: A man armed with a bow and arrow kills five in a Norwegian attack

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