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More stabbings and shootings

Norwegian police continue to face an unusual wave of stabbings and shootings so far this year. The latest involves a man in his 50s, who’s been charged with stabbing a 12-year-old boy who was on his way to school in Moss, about an hour’s drive south of Oslo.

The boy suffered several knife wounds but was not critically injured. Police have charged the assailant with attempted murder, who was also admitted to hospital. State broadcaster NRK has reported that the boy appears to have been a random victim. Police declined further comment at such an early stage of their investigation.

Meanwhile, farther south in Halden, a man in his 30s has been charged with the murder of another unrelated person in his or her 40s. The victim was found lsat weekend inside a private residence and police were still investigating the cause of death and the motive.

It was the 20th murder case of the year so far, which collectively have left 25 people dead. Last week four teenagers in Oslo were also charged with attempted murder in a shooting in the capital’s Bryn district, but no one was killed. Three people are also charged after a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in a taxi near the Oslo Central Station last weekend. All three were also under the age of 18, meaning they won’t be sent to prison if convicted. staff




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