Two new arrests after June attack

Last June, two people were killed in a gun attack in the Norwegian capital. The police arrested the perpetrator immediately afterwards. Now she also catches his alleged accomplices.

In June 2022, an assassin shot dead two people and injured 21 others in Oslo.

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(dpa) Norwegian police have arrested two more men in their investigation into the deadly shooting near a gay bar in Oslo last June. They are accused of aiding and abetting terrorist acts, the Oslo police said on Monday. It is therefore a man aged 40 to 50 with Somali citizenship and a man between 30 and 40 with a Norwegian passport. Both reside in Oslo and were previously known to the police.

This means that three people have been arrested since the attack almost three months ago – the perpetrator was caught just a few minutes after the shots were fired. He is Norwegian with Iranian roots. An international search is underway for a fourth man, an Islamist known in Norway. He is also accused of aiding and abetting acts of terrorism. Police believe he is in Pakistan.

On the night of June 25, an assailant fired shots near a popular gay bar in the Norwegian capital. A Pride parade originally planned for the same weekend was then canceled at short notice. Two people were killed and 21 others injured. The attack was classified by the secret service as an Islamist terrorist attack. Among other things, the police are investigating the theory that the act could have been explicitly directed against homosexuals.

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