#One injured in gun attack on Norwegian mosque
Man, 75, hurt at al-Noor Islamic Centre near Oslo before ‘young white’ gunman overpowered
One person has been injured in a shooting inside a mosque in Norway, Oslo police said on Saturday, adding that one man had been apprehended.
The suspected shooter at the al-Noor Islamic Centre near the country’s capital was described as “a young white man”, police added.
The victim was a 75-year-old member of the congregation, mosque director Irfan Mushtaq told TV2.
“The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots,” he said.
The shooter, who wore body armour and a helmet, was overpowered by members of the mosque before police arrived, Mushtaq added.
Earlier this year the Islamic centre implemented extra security measures following the massacre of more than 50 people at two New Zealand mosques by a suspected right-wing extremist.
In 2011, the anti-Muslim neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity, the majority of them teenagers at a leftwing youth camp.