Pakistani man hailed as hero for tackling gunman in Norway mosque shooting

Clay Curtis
August 13, 2019

The head of Norway's domestic security agency says officials had received a "vague" tip a year ago about the suspected gunman in Saturday's Oslo mosque shooting, but it was not sufficient to act because officials had no information about any "concrete plans" of attack.

Only three people were inside the al-Noor Islamic Centre at the time of the attack, and police said they recovered two firearms from the scene but did not specify which type.

'We are looking at an attempted act of terror, ' acting chief of the police operation Rune Skjold told a press conference.

Police also charged the suspect with murder after his 17-year-old stepsister was found dead in a separate location.

OSLO-The man suspected of shooting at people inside a Norwegian mosque on August 10, and of killing his Chinese-born stepsister, appeared in court on August 12 with black eyes and wounds on his face and neck.

Norway witnessed one of the worst-ever attacks by a right-wing extremist in July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a "Muslim invasion", killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utoya.

The attack took place in the al-Noor Islamic Centre in Baerum.

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Rafiq said he used momentum to tackle the shooter and throw him to the ground and disarm him, before the other men present at the mosque rushed to his help.

Authorities are now treating the attack as a suspected act of terrorism and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has condemned Saturday's incident as a "direct attack on Norwegian Muslims".

"He is exercising his right not to be interrogated", his defence attorney, Unni Fries, told Reuters.

On Saturday, Norwegian media reported that the suspect was believed to have put up a post to an online forum hours before the attack where he seemingly praised the New Zealand assailant. Several shots were fired in the shooting, but no one was seriously injured.

"We are trying to combat this, but it's a challenge".

Oslo police wrote on Twitter: 'There has been a shooting episode inside the mosque'.

The incident comes almost eight years after Norway's deadliest peacetime attack, when anti-Muslim neo-Nazi Anders Behring Breivik massacred 77 people at a camp.

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