May 31, 2023

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Bow and arrow attack this Wednesday in Norway “Points out” an act of terrorismPolice also said a Dane has been detained as a suspect Attack Five of them died He converted to Islam He was listed as a terrorist.

“The events in Kansberg at this time point to a terrorist attack, but it will be an investigation by the Southwest District Police. What motivated them“Intelligence (PST) said in a statement.

The individual, 37-year-old Dan, was on the list of people concerned about his radicalization.

Police Chief Ole Frederup Severut during a press conference on the attack. Photo: Reuters

“The man had previous worries I was intensifiedPolice Chief Ole P. Saverud told a news conference. “There were complex assessments of intent, which is becoming clear.” He did not elaborate on what it means to be radicalized.

Recent report expressing concern about the suspect andLast year RaHe added.

The victims were four women between the ages of 50 and 70 and one man, Saver said.

Authorities believed the man They did not start killing people until the police arrived To place.

“From what we know now, it is fair to say that some, probably all, were killed after some contacted the perpetrator,” Saver said.

After the arrest, the man He spoke clearly and quietly to the police He told them, “I did this.”

“He spoke quietly and clearly described what he had done. He admitted to killing all five,” he said.

In everyone’s view

The attack took place In the eyes of dozens of witnesses According to witnesses, in the small town that arose in shock on Thursday. According to Swan Mathiyasan, the police had already interviewed between 20 and 30 witnesses who witnessed the man injuring and killing the victims.

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“These are the people who saw him in the city. Before he died. That’s when he hurt people,” said Swan Mathiason.

Eric Benum, a witness who lives on the same street as the supermarket in one of the crimes, told the AP that he saw workers fleeing the store with their doors closed.

“I saw them hiding in the corner. So I went to see what was going on and saw the police coming in with shields and guns. It was a very different picture,” he said.

Forensics in the area where the attack took place.  Photo: AFO

Forensics in the area where the attack took place. Photo: AFO

The next morning the city was unusually quiet, he added. “People are sad and shocked.”

Bow and arrows They were part of the occupier’s arsenalPolice have not yet confirmed what other weapons he used. Authorities have been gathering weapons experts and other technicians to help with the investigation.

There were two people admitted to the hospital Intensive treatment. One of them is an on-duty policeman inside the store. At first his condition was unknown.

One step before the final charges, the man was arrested on initial charges. Police believed he acted alone.

Police were alerted to the attack 18:15 Wednesday The suspect was also detained about 30 minutes later.

“It goes without saying that this is a very serious and comprehensive situation, and it naturally affects Kongsberg and the people who live here,” he said.

Jonas Kahr Storey, who was appointed prime minister on Thursday, described the attack as a “brutal and brutal act” by the Norwegian news agency NTB.

“It’s untrue, but it’s true Five were killed, Many were injured and many were injured, ”Kahar Stoyer told Norwegian television NRK on Thursday.

In a message to the mayor of Kansberg, King of Norway, Harold v, “Neighbors saw how their safe environment suddenly became a dangerous place. In the middle of middle life in the middle of the street, at least when expected, we all tremble when dangerous things happen near us.”

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, Wrote on Twitter, “He was shocked and saddened by the sad news of Norway.”

Municipal officials said the city’s main church is open to anyone in need of support.

Konsberg, a small town of about 26,000 people, is about 66 kilometers southwest of Oslo.

Associated Press