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Police make arrest in Oslo imam attack case

Published on Jun 30, 2014 9:15 PM

OSLO (AFP) - A Norwegian man of Pakistani origin was arrested on Monday over the attempted murder of the imam of Oslo's main mosque two weeks ago, police said.

"The man will be questioned as soon as possible, and a decision on remanding him in custody is expected later this week," violent crime unit head Egil Kulseth said in a statement, adding that he did not rule out further arrests.

Police said the man, aged around 30, was being questioned on suspicion of being either the perpetrator or an accomplice in the attempted murder.

Nehma Ali Shah, the imam of the Central Jamaat Ahle-Sunnat mosque, was attacked with a "sharp object" by a masked assailant close to his home on June 17.

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