Shooting at Norway mosque being treated as terror attack

Suspect in custody after one person wounded in incident at Islamic centre in Oslo suburb

The Al-Noor islamic center mosque in Baerum, Norway on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The Al-Noor islamic center mosque in Baerum, Norway on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

 

Police in Norway’s capital have said the shooting at a mosque that wounded one person is being investigated as an attempted terrorist attack.

One suspect is in custody after the shooting at the Al-Noor Islamic Centre in the Oslo suburb of Baerum on Saturday.

Police said they believe no-one else was involved.

They said the alleged perpetrator is also a murder suspect in a separate case.

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.

After the shooting, police went to his residence and said they found his 17-year-old sister dead.

Police said the man is a suspect in that death. – PA