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Several People Killed In Norway ‘bow And Arrow Attack’

Several people were killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

‘We can unfortunately confirm that there are several injured and also unfortunately several killed in this episode,’ local police official Oyvind Aas told a news conference.

‘The man who committed this act has been arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved.’

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

He declined to comment on the number of casualties.

The motive for the attack, which took place in several locations in the town centre of Kongsberg, were not yet known but it is understood officials are probing a possible terror motive.

The attacks took place over ‘a large area’ of Kongsberg as the suspect moved through the town, police said. Local media reported the suspect opened fire from inside a Coop Extra supermarket in the town’s west.

Officers have cordoned large areas of the town, a municipality of around 28,000 people in southeastern Norway.

Police said the suspect had been taken to a police station in the nearby town of Drammen but gave no other details about the man.

‘There is no active search for other people,’ Aas said.

The wounded have been taken to hospital. However the number of wounded, or their condition, were not yet known.

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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