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Oslo: police treating axe attack on imam as attempted murder

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Oslo: police treating axe attack on imam as attempted murder

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The imam of Oslo’s main mosque is recovering in hospital after a masked assailant attacked him with an axe in the centre of the Norwegian capital.

The 57-year-old religious leader suffered wounds to his hands and face but is in stable condition after undergoing an operation.

Police are treating the attack as an attempted murder.