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Krekar in shooting drama. Police search for two unknown gunmen. A shooting incident in Tøyen in Oslo early this morning has left Mullah Krekars’ son-in-law injured, after unknown gunmen fired several bullets into Krekar’s apartment. “We received reports from a number of witnesses saying shots were fired. As far as I know, several people were in Krekar’s apartment at the time,” operations leader Kjell Hjulstad of the Oslo police tells NRK.

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Krekar in shooting drama

Published on Monday, 25th January, 2010 at 09:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th January 2010 at 13:34.

Police search for two unknown gunmen.

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Biyara main base ansar al-islam 2001-3
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A shooting incident in Tøyen in Oslo early this morning has left Mullah Krekars’ son-in-law injured, after unknown gunmen fired several bullets into Krekar’s apartment.

“We received reports from a number of witnesses saying shots were fired. As far as I know, several people were in Krekar’s apartment at the time,” operations leader Kjell Hjulstad of the Oslo police tells NRK.

Krekar is the former leader of the Islamist armed group Ansar al-Islam, who is still considered a threat to Norwegian national security. The government revoked his citizenship after he broke the terms of his political asylum by travelling back to Iraq on a visit.

Although he was officially deported a year later he still lives in Norway, because the authorities believe he is at risk of being given the death penalty if returned.

Krekar’s son-in-law was not seriously injured in this morning’s shooting incident, but underwent minor surgery to remove the bullet after being hit in the arm.

Several patrol cars are searching for two men seen running away after the incident, and police have cordoned off the area.

Krekar and his family have been taken to safety.

Meanwhile, police say they are investigating a possible connection between the shooting and burnt-out car found just several hundred metres away.




Published on Monday, 25th January, 2010 at 09:35 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th January 2010 at 13:34.

This post has the following tags: mullah, krekar, shooting, shots, apartment, toeyen, oslo, norway, norwegian, police.





  
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