Two killed in Norway 'terror' shooting

25/06/2022 6:00:00 PM

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Two people were killed and at least 21 others wounded in shootings near bars in central Oslo early Saturday that police were treating as a “terrorist attack”.

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OSLO, Norway — Two people were killed and at least 21 others wounded in shootings near bars in central Oslo early Saturday that police were treating as a “terrorist attack”.Floral tributes and a rainbow flag are placed near the crime scene on June 25, 2022, in the aftermath of a shooting outside pubs and nightclubs in central Oslo killing two people injuring another 21. Police said a suspect had been arrested following the shootings, which occurred around 1:00 am (2300 GMT Friday) in three locations, including a gay bar, in the centre of the Norwegian capital. Police reported two dead and 14 wounded, said two weapons had been seized and are “investigating the events as a terrorist act”. Terje Pedersen / NTB / AFP

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Floral tributes and a rainbow flag are placed near the crime scene on June 25, 2022, in the aftermath of a shooting outside pubs and nightclubs in central Oslo killing two people injuring another 21. Police said a suspect had been arrested following the shootings, which occurred around 1:00 am (2300 GMT Friday) in three locations, including a gay bar, in the centre of the Norwegian capital. Public broadcaster NRK and other local media reported that the shooting had taken place at the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub in the center of the city. Police reported two dead and 14 wounded, said two weapons had been seized and are “investigating the events as a terrorist act”. “Then I saw the windows breaking and understood that I had to take cover. Terje Pedersen / NTB / AFP Police said a suspect had been arrested following the shootings, which occurred around 1:00 am (2300 GMT Friday) in three locations, including a gay bar, close together in the centre of the Norwegian capital. A suspect was apprehended nearby, police said. “The police are investigating the events as a terrorist attack,” police said in a statement. It was not immediately clear what was the motive for the attack.

A Pride march that was due to take place in the capital on Saturday afternoon was called off following the violence in the normally tranquil city. Oslo is due to hold its annual Pride parade later on Saturday. “There is reason to think that this may be a hate crime,” officers told a news conference. “All events linked to Oslo Pride have been cancelled” following “clear” recommendations by police, the organisers wrote on Facebook. Police said two people had died and 21 were wounded, including 10 seriously in the attacks, and said two weapons had been seized. Photographs published by newspaper VG, broadcaster NRK and others showed a large gathering of emergency responders outside the London Pub, including police and ambulance workers. Police said the suspect arrested was a Norwegian national of Iranian descent. Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere decried the shootings as a “terrible and deeply shocking attack on innocent people”. “Now everything indicates that there was only one person who committed this act,” police official Tore Barstad earlier told a press briefing. Three people were severely wounded, police told reporters at the scene, newspaper VG reported. Three people were severely wounded, police told reporters at the scene, newspaper VG reported.

Police presence was boosted throughout the capital to deal with other incidents, he added. Police received the first reports at 1:14 am and the suspect was arrested five minutes later, he said. —Reuters. Eleven people also suffered minor injuries, police said. The shootings happened near the London Pub gay club, the Herr Nilsen jazz club and a takeaway food outlet. Heavily armed police equipped with bulletproof vests and helmets were patrolling the scene of the shootings. – ‘Bleeding man on the ground’ – “He looked very determined about where he was aiming. Norway, a country of 5.

When I realised it was serious, I ran. There was a bleeding man lying on the ground,” a woman who saw the incident told the Verdens Gang newspaper. Another witness quoted by the paper mentioned the use of an automatic weapon — which the police did not confirm.com. “There were a lot of injured people on the ground who had head injuries,” he said. According to an NRK radio journalist present at the time of the shooting, the shooter arrived with a bag from which he pulled out a weapon and started firing.

Eight people were taken to hospital and six others were taken care of by a medical service. “Some are described as seriously injured, others as more lightly injured,” said Barstad. Generally peaceful Norway was the scene of bloody attacks on July 22, 2011 when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people. He first detonated a bomb near the government headquarters in Oslo, killing eight people. He then disguised himself as a policeman and went on a shooting spree at a summer camp for left-wing youth on the island of Utoya, killing another 69 people — most of them teenagers.

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