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Five killed following series of brutal bow and arrow attacks in Norway

Forensic examinations are currently ongoing after five people were killed following a series of bow and arrow attacks in Norway.

The incident occurred in Kongsberg, situated approximately 80km from Oslo.

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Two people were injured following the attacks, with an off-duty police officer being among them.

The suspect, a 37-year-old man, was arrested in connection with the attacks and is understood to be a Danish citizen who lives in Kongsberg.

The man is currently being questioned in relation to the incident which occurred at around 6:12pm local time (4:12pm GMT).

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Police stated that they had previously been in contact with the man amid fears of radicalisation after converting to Islam.

According to regional police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud, the victims were all aged between 50 and 70 years old.

It’s said that the suspect carried out the attack inside a Coop Extra supermarket on the west side of Kongsberg.

Police also told Norwegian news agency NTB that the suspect used other weapons during the attack, but didn’t provide any details on what they were.

The attack is Norway’s deadliest since 77 people were killed during a far-right extremist attack back in 2011 at a children’s Labour Party.

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