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Three killed in Norway bus hijacking: police

A hijacked bus in Aardal, western Norway is seen November 4, 2013
A hijacked bus in Aardal, western Norway is seen November 4, 2013

Three people were killed Monday when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway, local police said.

The suspected hijacker, a man in his 50s of foreign origin, has been arrested, police officer Joern Lasse Foerde Refsnes told the TV2 Nyhetskanalen news channel.

"For now, I have no information to indicate there was anyone else than the three victims" on the bus, he said.

The identity of the suspect, who was himself injured according to Norwegian media, as well as the motives for the attack were not immediately clear.

The man was overpowered by firefighters who rushed to the scene of what they initially believed was a traffic accident, police said.

The long-distance bus was driving on the route between the mountainous Valdres region, a popular area for skiing, and Oslo.

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