Norway mosque shooting: Everything we know as shooting probed as terror act

Norway mosque shooting probed as terror act

Norway treating mosque shooting as 'attempted act of terror'

He did not speak during the appearance but smiled at cameras.

"Because of that, in relation to what he's done, it's clear that what he did has caused fear among the public, Skjold said".

Norwegian police said they had been in contact with the Oslo mosque attack suspect prior to Saturday's shooting amid concerns over what he was posting online.

Philip Manshaus (R), who is suspected of an armed attack at Al-Noor Islamic Centre Mosque and killing his stepsister and his lawyer Unni Fries appear in court in Oslo, Norway, Aug. 12, 2019.

The Oslo Police department said forensic work at the mosque "confirms that several shots were fired, but the number of shots and the type of weapons are not yet established".

The 21-year-old will remain in pre-trial detention for four weeks, after the court granted a request from prosecutors.

Speaking to press outside a nearby hotel on Sunday, Mr Rafiq, who was preparing to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, said: 'I'm thankful for all of the help and support I have received'.

The "hero" who stopped him was 65-year-old Mohamed Rafiq, who held the terrorist down while another worshiper, Mohamed Iqbal, hit him on the head. He intercepted and grabbed the gunman, who stuck his finger in Rafiq's eye.

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

Only three people were inside the mosque at the time of the attack.

The police later said that the woman was the shooter's stepsister.

The suspect, whose home is near the mosque, had expressed far-right, anti-immigrant views before the attack, police said earlier.

Police later found the accused gunman's 17-year-old stepsister dead when they searched his apartment after the botched attack.

"He rejects the allegations and exercises his right to not explain himself", she said. The suspect was arrested after the attack.

Head of Norway's security police (PST) Hans Sverre Sjovold speaks at a news conference in Oslo, Norway, on August 12, 2019.

"The terror attack in Baerum is the result of a long-lasting hate of Muslims that has been allowed to spread in Norway, without Norwegian authorities having taken this development seriously", the Muslim organisation Islamic Council Norway said in a statement.

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the shooting a "direct attack on Norwegian Muslims".

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