One person injured in shooting at Norway mosque, suspect in custody

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10 August 2019, 19:42

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One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, police said on Saturday, adding that one man had been apprehended.

The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young white man”, the police added.

The victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation, mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told TV2.

“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” he said.

The shooter, who wore body armour, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived, Mushtaq added.

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