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Norway mosque shooting to be investigated as possible act of terrorism: Police

A Norwegian police officer enters Thon Oslofjord hotel in Sandvika, Norway August 11, 2019. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Oslo Aug 11, 2019, 04.18 PM (IST)

The shooting at a mosque near Oslo is being treated as an "attempted act of terror", Norwegian police said Sunday, with the suspect appearing to harbour far-right, anti-immigrant views.

"We are looking at an attempted act of terror," acting chief of the police operation Rune Skjold told a press conference after Saturday's incident left one man injured.

"We're investigating this as an attempt at carrying out an act of terrorism," Skjold added.

A gunman opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, on the outskirts of the capital Oslo, on Saturday.

One person inside the mosque managed to overpower the gunman, suffering minor injuries in the process.

Later, a woman was found dead at the house of the suspect. Police confirmed that woman was related to the suspect.

(With inputs from agencies)

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A gunman opened fire on the Al-Noor Islamic Centre, on the outskirts of the capital Oslo, on Saturday.