At least four people were killed in an act of violence in Norway. This was reported by newspapers such as “Verdens Gang” late on Wednesday evening. The police had previously reported on the violence in the city of Kongsberg, southwest of Oslo. A man was allegedly armed with a bow and arrow and was arrested. It looks like a lone perpetrator.
The perpetrator is said to have been in several places in the city, including a grocery store. The background initially remained unclear. According to the police, it was still too early to answer the question of whether it could have been a terrorist-motivated act.
The police announced another press conference at around 10 p.m. The outgoing Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Norwegian Minister of Justice also wanted to comment after the police press conference.
Memories of Breivik’s terrorist attack come back
Norway experienced the worst terrorist attack in modern history ten years ago. On July 22, 2011, right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb hidden in a white van in the government district of Oslo, killing eight people in the process.
He then drove to the island of Utøya, about 30 kilometers away, where he pretended to be a police officer and opened fire on the participants in the annual summer camp of the youth organization of the Social Democratic Labor Party.
69 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, were killed on Utøya. Breivik named right-wing extremist and Islamophobic motives for his actions. He was sentenced to a long prison term in August 2012. (dpa)