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Alleged Norway mosque shooter believed to have killed teen sister before shooting

Alleged Norway mosque shooter believed to have killed teen sister before shooting”

"We're investigating this as an attempt at carrying out an act of terrorism", he told reporters.

Oslo police official Rune Skjold told a news conference Sunday that the suspect, a man in his 20s, has been found to hold extreme right-wing views and animosity toward immigrants.

An armed attack at a Norwegian mosque on Saturday will be investigated as a possible act of terrorism, police said on Sunday.

One person sustained light injuries in Saturday's incident before the armed attacker was overpowered by people attending the mosque.

According to Norwegian newspaper VG, police confirmed that she was the suspect's 17-year-old younger sister.

A young Norwegian man arrested in connection with a shooting incident at a mosque near the capital Oslo has been briefly questioned, his lawyer said on Sunday (Aug 11).

"The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol".

Mushtaq said he had arrived at the scene shortly after being alerted about the gunman, and had gone to the back of the building while waiting for police to arrive.

The attack took place on the eve of the Muslim celebration of Eid Al-Adha, marking the end of the Muslim pilgrimage Hajj, stoking fears among Norway's Muslims.

Imran Mushtaq, a board member at the Al-Noor mosque, said more than a dozen people were praying inside the mosque just ten minutes before the suspect arrived.

A man has been arrested in Norway after a shooting inside a mosque left one person injured.

"These people showed great courage", Skjold told reporters.

According to Mushtaq, the mosque had not received any threats ahead of the shooting.

The suspect has not been named, but police have described him as a "young white man".

Breivik said he was motivated by his hatred of multiculturalism, and detonated a massive bomb and then opened fire on a gathering of the Labour Party's youth wing on the island of Utoya.

The weapons are believed to be connected to the suspect.

"The terror attack in Baerum is the result of long-lasting hate of Muslims that has been allowed to spread in Norway, without Norwegian authorities having taken this development seriously", the Muslim organisation Islamic Council Norway said in a statement.

The Norwegian media said the perpetrator may have been inspired by recent gun attacks committed by several white supremacist assailants, including in Christchurch, New Zealand and El Paso, USA.



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