OSLO - The imam of Oslo’s main mosque was recuperating in hospital Tuesday after a masked assailant attacked him in the centre of the Norwegian capital. Police said Nehma Ali Shah was attacked with a “sharp object” close to his home late on Monday. “He has been seriously injured,” police spokesman Roar Hanssen told AFP, adding that the imam was now in a stable condition in hospital. Oslo police were treating the case as attempted murder but have made no arrests.
Witnesses who spoke to police said there was a single attacker. “It is far too early to say anything about the motive,” said Hanssen.