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Norway Bow And Arrow Attack: Several Killed Say Police

  • October 13, 2021

Several people have been killed by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in a Norwegian town.

Police said others were injured in Kongsberg on Wednesday. At least five people were killed in the attacks, public broadcaster NRK reported.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters, Reuters reported.

The attacks took place over “a large area” of Kongsberg, a municipality of around 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, police said.

Following the attacks, the police directorate said it had immediately ordered officers nationwide to carry firearms.

Norwegian police are normally unarmed but officers have access to guns and rifles when needed.

“This is an extra precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level,” the directorate said in a statement.

Norway’s minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has received updates on the attacks and was closely monitoring the situation, the ministry said.

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