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Jews in Norway alert on attack: media

Jewish people in Norway reacted strongly on Tuesday to an earlier shooting attack near Jewish museum in Belgium capital Brussels, fearing that a similar attack against Norwegian Jews could happen in this Nordic country.

Ervin Kohn, who speaks for the Jewish community in Oslo, was quote as saying that similar attacks as what had taken place in Brussels, where three people were killed nearby the Jewish Museum, could be directed to the Jewish people in Norway.

"We fear that this terrorist attack will inspire and give ideas to an attack directed also against us here now," Kohn told the Norwegian-language newspaper VG. He said that he hopes the Norwegian government is now rapidly alert.

Kohn said that he viewed the attack in Brussels as a clear attack on Belgian Jews.

Although the Belgian Interior Minister Joelle Milquet said Saturday that it is still "too early to say whether this is a terrorist act aimed at the Jewish community."

"It is difficult to see this as anything other than a deliberate anti-Semitic act," said Kohn.

[Source: Xinhua, Oslo, 24May14]

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