The man was armed with several weapons.
Rabat – An armed man opened fire at the Al Noor Islamic Center near Oslo, Norway, on Saturday, August 10.
The shooting injured one person. People in the mosque overpowered the gunman. The attacker, who has been described in reports as a “young white man,” was acting alone, according to the police.
Police are investigating the shooting as a “possible terror act,” BBC reported on Sunday.
Police also found a dead woman inside the house of the suspect.
Al Jazeera reported that police were notified of the shooting at 2:00 p.m. local time.
The police said that the victim sustained “minor injuries.”
Prime Minister Erna Solberg condemned the attack, saying that “it should be safe to go to the mosque, church, or other worship places.”
Irfan Mushtaq, the director of the mosque, told TV2 that “The man carried two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol. He broke through a glass door and fired shots.”
According to a BBC report, the mosque has been putting “extra security measures” after the Christchurch terror attacks in March, when a man filmed himself shooting Muslim worshippers inside twe mosques in New Zealand, killing 51 in cold blood. .
In 2017, 14% of Muslims experienced harassment, according to the 2017 European Islamophobia Report.
The report said that “Islamophobia is severely impacting the lives of millions of European Muslims facing racism at university, in the workplace, the public sphere.”
The report added: “ In addition to representing a threat to their physical life, this racism undermines their place in society and their sense of belonging in European nation states.”