Man arrested in Norway imam attack case

A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of Imam Nehmat Ali Shah outside the main mosque in Oslo earlier this month.

Man arrested in Norway imam attack case

World Bulletin / News Desk

A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of Imam Nehmat Ali Shah outside a mosque in Oslo last month, which led to a investigation after the incidentt when two men were charged by Norwegian police.

The suspect is aged around 30 and a Norwegian citizen of Pakistani origin. He will be questioned by the police and will be placed on remand later this week.

Egil Kulseth, leader of the Department of Violence (Voldsavsnittet) was reported to have said by The Local: "The man is charged for attempted murder or contributing to it. We don't exclude the possibility for further arrests connected to the case."

On June 17th Nehmat Ali Shah was attacked near by the Central Jamaat-e Ahl-e Sunnat mosque, by a masked man outside his home in Motzfeldts Gate. His damages were first reckoned critical, but the victim was released from the hospital the following day.

During the first Friday prayers following the attempt murder, police were gaurding the mosque.

Since the incident many Muslim community members have expressed their fear of further attack.

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