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Bow-and-arrow attack appears an act of terror, say Norway officials

Police Chief Ole Bredrup S?verud speaks during a news conference, the day after a deadly attack in Kongsberg, in Tonsberg, Norway on October 14, 2021. Photo: NTB/Terje Pedersen via Reuters  

Norway’s domestic security agency says a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people appears to have been an act of terrorism.

The agency, known by its acronym PST, said on October 14 that October 13 night’s attack in a small Norwegian town “currently appear to be an act of terrorism”. “The investigation will clarify in more detail what the incidents were motivated by,” it said in a statement.

It added that the suspect “is known to PST from before, without PST being able to provide further details about him.” Police said on October 14 that the Danish man suspected of the attack is a Muslim convert who was previously flagged as having been radicalised.

The domestic security agency said the terror threat level for Norway remains unchanged and was considered “moderate”.


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