۲۷ مرداد ۱۳۹۸ |١٦ ذو الحجة ١٤٤٠ | Aug 18, 2019
Norway mosque shooting: Worshipper, 65, hailed a hero for tackling gunman to ground in ‘far-right terror attack’

Witnesses said Mohamed Rafiq restrained the terror suspect and held him down with another worshipper before police arrived,

Hawzah News Agency - A 65-year-old man who tackled a gunman who stormed a mosque in Norway is being hailed as a hero.

Witnesses said Mohamed Rafiq restrained the terror suspect and held him down with another worshipper before police arrived, despite being injured in the struggle.

Mr Rafiq was among three people at the al-Noor Islamic Centre in Bærum in Saturday, when a man burst in with “two shotgun-like weapons and a pistol”.

The attacker, who was reportedly wearing a uniform and body armour, broke through a glass door to reach the place of worship, where people were preparing to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha.

Speaking to press outside a nearby hotel on Sunday, Mr Rafiq said: “I’m thankful for all of the help and support I have received.”

He told how he held the gunman down while another worshipper, Mohamed Iqbal, hit him in the head.

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