Denmark’s education institution Akash has been targeted by terrorists who claimed responsibility for the attack that left two people dead, and the attack was also claimed by Islamic State militants, Danish broadcaster TV2 reported Sunday.
The attacker, who is believed to be an Islamist, reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) during the attack.
The station said the attackers used the Akash computer system to send and receive instructions on how to carry out the attack on the Akbash’s computer network.
The attackers also used the computer network to upload and distribute propaganda on the Internet.
Police confirmed that one person was killed in the attack, which targeted the Akashes computer system.
The attack was carried out in the early hours of Sunday morning in the northern city of Bergen, police said.
Police said the attack took place in a busy area near the entrance of the city’s main railway station, and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Akash, which was founded in 1999, has a population of more than 25,000 students.
The organization is part of the Danish Association of Education in the Middle East (DAEM), a group that seeks to promote dialogue between Arab countries and other Muslims, and to encourage the integration of non-Muslim students.
Akashes security staff have been working since September to prevent attacks against Akash’s network and to improve its security measures, the broadcaster reported.
In April 2016, a bomb went off at Akash.
The blast caused damage to an office and several cars were damaged.
In June 2017, another bomb went-off at Akashes offices in the city of Ostergård.
There was no claim of blame for that attack, and it took place after two bomb blasts at the offices of the Akasen school.
Akasha also has a small computer lab, and has received a lot of criticism in the past.
In 2013, a Danish blogger criticized the school for hiring an Islamist as a teacher, which prompted the government to launch an investigation.
In 2016, Akash was criticized by the Danish government after it hired a Somali-born student to teach students, and a number of other teachers and administrators left Akash for another school.
A government commission was created in January 2017 to investigate the matter, and police in the capital, Copenhagen, and in the neighboring country of Norway have launched an investigation into the incident.
A third teacher was also dismissed from Akash after he posted a video on social media showing a young Somali girl being bullied at school.
Police have been looking into whether Akash had a relationship with the young Somali-Malian girl.