The NRK article is titled “Norwegian killed in Somalia” (Nordmann drept i Somalia). The Somali group al Shabaab has sworn loyalty to al Qaida.
– This is, according to my information, the first time a Norwegian citizen has been killed in battle for al Shabaab.
This says Stig Jarle Hansen, researcher at the University for environment and life sciences in Ås and Somalia-expert.
He says the man who is killed came to Norway as a refugee from Somalia. After having lived in Norway for several years he received Norwegian citizenship. He then went back to fight for the terrorist group in his original home country.
– He has lived in the Oslo-area. Here he has been recruited, probably through the internet. According to my figures thre are four Norwegian citizens fighting for the organization, says Hansen.