Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Synagogue Shooting in Norway

From lgf: Synagogue Shooting in Norway

Last weekend at least ten shots were fired with an automatic weapon at a synagogue in Oslo, Norway: Synagogue shooting spurs calls for tighter security. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)

Norway’s justice minister was contacting key members of the Jewish community in Oslo on Monday, after a round of shots was fired at the capital’s synagogue over the weekend. Higher security around the synagogue may involve closing off the street where it’s located.

No one was injured in the shooting, which damaged the front of the synagogue in Oslo’s St Hanshaugen district. Police said more than 10 shots were fired, probably from an automatic weapon, at the synagogue’s façade early Sunday morning.

“We are taking this type of violence very seriously,” Justice Minister Knut Storberget told newspaper Vart Land on Monday. “That’s why it’s necessary that police devote all available resources to the case.”


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