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Norway Home Of Cleric Mullah Krekar Attacked

Unidentified gunmen have fired shots at the home of Mullah Krekar, the Kurdish founder of the radical Islamic group, Ansar al-Islam, in Norway.

The cleric was not hurt, but his son-in-law was taken to hospital having been shot in the arm, police said.

Mr Krekar, 53, was in the fourth-floor Oslo flat with four others when the attack happened early on Monday.

Ansar al-Islam, which is based in northern Iraq, is regarded by the UN and US as a terrorist organisation.

Witnesses saw two people fleeing shortly after the shooting, and a car was set alight in a nearby car park, but it was not clear whether these event were linked, police said.

A neighbour said he heard three shots.

"Lots of police arrived quickly and took the entire family away under heavy security," he told the AFP news agency.

Mr Krekar's lawyer, Brynjar Meling, told Norwegian television broadcaster NRK the


Added: Jan-25-2010 Occurred On: Jan-25-2010
By: drynwhyl
Iraq, News
Tags: mullah, krekar, ansar, al-islam, norway, oslo, terrorist, iraq
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