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Two killed in Copenhagen terror attacks - February 14-15, 2015

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A film director and a Jewish man were killed in twin shootings on February 14 and 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, described as the worst terror attacks to hit the country in three decades. Besides the two victims, the suspect was also killed and five police officers suffered injuries. The gunman was later identified as 22-year-old Danish-born Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein. The first shooting occurred at an event called “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression” at a cultural centre, where he killed a civilian and wounded three cops. It is believed that Swedish artist Lars Vilks, a speaker at the event, was among the targets. The second shooting took place after midnight outside the Great Synagogue, where a Jewish man was shot and killed and two police officers wounded. The two victims who died were later identified as film director Finn Nørgaard, 55, who had made several documentaries for Danish television; and Dan Uzan, 37, who was volunteering as a security guard at the Great Synagogue. The following morning, while they were chasing the suspect, the police shot and killed a man after he fired on them. The man was later identified as Omar, believed to be responsible for both attacks. According to some reports, he had sworn allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shortly before the shooting spree. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/copenhagen-attacks-danish-police-charge-two-men film director, Jewish man, Copenhagen, Denmark, terror attacks, Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein, Lars Vilks, Great Synagogue, Finn Nørgaard, Dan Uzan, Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, world news