Shocking news from Kongsberg in Norway. My thoughts go to the victims and those who have lost their loved ones, Jens Stoltenberg writes Twitter.
The local community in Kongsberg is strongly affected after a man and four women were killed on Wednesday. 37-year-old Espen Andersen Bråthen is charged in the case. He acknowledges the circumstances in questioning.
PST determined on Thursday afternoon that the events at Kongsberg appear to be an act of terrorism.
– We must stand together against hatred and violence, says Stoltenberg.
If the killings were an act of terrorism, it underlines the seriousness, says Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
– If that is the conclusion, it emphasizes how serious that challenge and threat is, and how important it is that society is prepared to be able to handle this, Støre said when he took over the key to the Prime Minister’s office on Thursday afternoon.
The session was marked by the killings at Kongsberg on Wednesday, and Støre received several questions about the incident.
– Opposing radicalization must be a broad work, he said.
The police and other services must follow, but everyone has a responsibility, according to Støre.
– We have learned in recent years that preparedness, to catch people and prevent exclusion, is an important, broad work we must do. We need to make sure our device works, he said.