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Norwegian bow and arrow attack appears to be terrorism

Norway's security service, PST, has aid that the deadly bow and arrow attack, which left five people dead, appears to have been an act of terror.

Whilst a motive has not yet been determined, it has been revealed that the suspect, a 37-year-old Danish citizen named Espen Andersen Brathen, had converted to Islam and there were fears he had been radicalised.

The attack was first reported at 18:12 (16:12 GMT) on 13 October. Police confronted the man six minutes later, but he shot several arrows at them and escaped. He was eventually caught about 30 minutes later. Police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud told reporters that it was during this time, between being first approached and then arrested, that the victims were killed.

The attack was Norway's deadliest since far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people, most of them teenagers, on the island of Utoya in July 2011.

 

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