Norway’s intelligence service has been alerted following the incident. Photo: File
Oslo: In Norway, a man attacked with a bow and arrow, killing 5 people and injuring 2 others.
According to the foreign news agency, in the Norwegian town of Kangsburg, an archer started shooting at people near a supermarket, killing five people on the spot and injuring two others. One police officer was among the injured.
Several areas of Kingsburg have been evacuated since the incident. Norway’s intelligence service has been alerted. Norway does not normally have a police force, but the police directorate has ordered all police officers to carry weapons as a precaution after an attack.
Police say the suspect has been arrested. The 37-year-old suspect is a Danish citizen. The attack is being investigated, and it is too early to say whether it was a terrorist attack. We are considering all the possibilities. From the initial information, it seems that the accused has committed this incident alone.
In Norway in July 2011, right-wing extremist Andreas Breivik killed 77 people in a bomb attack and shooting in Oslo.