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Norway, intelligence: “An act of terrorism in Kongsberg”


Oct 14, 2021

” An act of terrorism ”. This is how the Norwegian Intelligence Service (PST) described the attack carried out last night in Kongsberg by a 37-year-old man who, armed with a bow and arrow, killed five people. ” The Kongsberg events appear at the moment as an act of terrorism, but the investigation, conducted by the Southeast Police District, will clarify in more detail what motivated them. The threat level in Norway is still considered moderate, ” a statement read. Read also ” The level of the threat in Norway is considered moderate ”, they let you know later. “The PST still believes it is possible that Islamic extremists and right-wing extremists will try to carry out terrorist attacks in Norway”, the text continues. ” Attacks on randomly hit people in public places are a recurring modus operandi among Islamic extremists practicing terror in the West, ” the statement said. The 37-year-old will undergo a psychiatric examination, Norwegian prosecutor Ann said. Iren Svane Mathiassen, to the public broadcaster Nkr. The man’s health will be evaluated by forensic psychiatric experts, he said, explaining that “this is not unusual in such severe cases.” Mathiassen also explained that the assailant “ came into contact with the health service several times. ” The man has multiple records, most notably arrests for small amounts of drugs and in 2020 he was placed under a restriction order. six months for threatening to kill a family member. Police Chief Ole Bredruo Saeverud confirmed that the suspect had attracted police attention for his conversion to Islam, highlighting the risk of possible radicalization. Reportedly, this type of report would not have been made in the current year.During interrogation last night, the man admitted to killing the five victims, four women and a man between the ages of 50 and 70. while other people were injured in the attack in which other weapons were used on which, however, the police have not yet provided further information.