Norway raises terrorist threat level to ‘extraordinary’ — Analysis
Norway faces an “unresolved terrorist situation,”Roger Berg, the national police chief, told journalists Saturday that the terrorist threat has been increased nationwide. “moderate”To “extraordinary.”Following a shooting incident at an Oslo nightclub Saturday night, this decision was made.
According to police, the club attack was considered a terrorist act. “an extremist Islamist terrorist act.” Investigators are now seeking to assess the level of the suspect’s “ideological motivation”His potential connections “other extremists or associated networks,”Berg stated. Berg also requested that people contact police immediately if they spot anything suspicious.
Similar terrorist acts to those committed in downtown Oslo are also being perpetrated. “potential”Police have warned against encouraging other attackers. After a shooter attacked a gay bar in Oslo, killing two and injuring 21 more, the police have taken these measures. The attack took place ahead of the city’s Pride Parade, the highlight of a 10-day LGBTQ+ festival, which was scheduled to start on Saturday but has been canceled.
Zaniar Matapour 42 years old, a Norwegian-born Iranian national, has been named by police. The man reportedly has a history of mental disorders and has been known to police for years, Norway’s Dagbladet newspaper has reported, citing court documents it obtained.
Matapour was a Norwegian immigrant who came to Norway in 1991 with his family. In 1990s, he was first convicted of being complicit in a stabbing incident as a schoolboy, Dagbladet reported. He was also convicted for“Aggravated street violence”It was added. The police had initially investigated the suspect for possible Islamist connections in 2015. He was then convicted of drug possession one year later. According to reports, the suspect was receiving disability benefits for over a year.
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