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A man armed with a bow and arrow killed five people and injured several others in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, according to multiple reports quoting police and local media.

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police told reporters That the perpetrator was apprehended and they believe that he was acting alone.

a spokesperson told CNN That police were initially alerted to the suspect at 6:15 p.m. local time, and that it was “too early to tell” whether the violence was related to terrorism.

Norwegian police too announced A provisional order for officers to carry firearms.

officials said The attacks took place on “a large area” of Kongsberg – located about an hour’s drive from the capital Oslo – and that there were multiple crime scenes.

Police chief Oying Aas said the attacker was yet to be questioned and his motive was unclear. According to the Associated Press.

Ministry of Justice and Public Security of the country tweeted That Minister Monica Moland was following the situation closely.

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Norway in summer commemoration country’s 10th anniversary deadliest attack Since World War II. On July 22, 2011, a right-wing extremist, Anders Behring Breivik, killed eight people in Oslo with a bomb, before going to a Labor Party youth camp on the nearby Utoya island, where he opened fire on 69. People were murdered. breivik was Sentenced Imprisonment up to a maximum of 21 years. NS same sentence Philip Manshaus, another far-right attacker, was charged with murdering his half-sister and setting a mosque on fire at a mosque in Oslo in 2019.

Man killed several people in bow and arrow attacks in Norway, police say“(Reuters)

Many killed in bow-and-arrow attack in Norway“(Guardian)

Suspected bow and arrow attack kills many in Norway(CNN)

Attacker kills 5 people with bow and arrow in Norway” (The Associated Press)