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Norway:Explosion in Oslo, shooting at youth camp outside Oslo – PM safe

Friday, July 22, 2011

Laaska News  July 22,2011
Seven confirmed dead, more than 19 injured in Oslo explosion
Five injured in shooting at youth camp outside Oslo — TV 

7 dead, dozens injured in Oslo bombing

At least seven people were were killed in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Friday when a suspected car bomb went off outside the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was not hurt.

Shortly after, a man disguised as a police officer opened fire at random at a youth Labor Party summer camp on a island near Oslo, wounding several people.

There are unconfirmed reports of other unexploded devices found in the city center.

Police have arrested three suspects, whose nationality is not yet known.

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Seven confirmed dead, more than 19 injured in Oslo explosion
OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) — At least seven people have been confirmed dead and several people severly injured in a huge bomb explosion in downtown Oslo on Friday, according to police officials.

According to hospotal sources, the Oslo University Hospital has received 10 injured, nine of whom are in serious condition, the Ullevaal Hospital has received nine injured, and the Baerum Hospital has also received several others.

“It was a bomb,” Sveinung Sponheim, acting police chief at Oslo police, told at a news conference.

Shortly before the explosion, a large car was seen driving up to the government building, witnesses told police.

Police said it was possible that a vehicle may have been used in this blast, but couldn’t confirm it yet.

“Police can confirm there were deaths and injuries following the explosion in the government quarter this afternoon,” local police said in a statement.

Witnesses said the blast also led to severe damage to nearby government buildings, including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office.

Broken glass panels were scattered on the streets within a radius of 100 meters from the prime minister’s office building. Smoke columns were rising from the buildings after the bomb attack.

In a telephone interview with Norwegian TV2 after the explosion, Stoltenberg said that all the government ministers seemed to be safe.

Stoltenberg said it’s “very serious,” but adding it was too early to say if the blast was a terrorist attack.

Oslo police on Friday also confirmed that a shooting incident had happened at Utoeya, an island south of Oslo where the ruling party’s youth camp has been held.

A man who disguised in a police uniform has opened fire at the gathering, killing at least four, local media reported.

However, police say thay can not confirm any casualties at the shooting, adding there could be explosives at the shooting site.

In view of these, Norwegian police has advised residents of Oslo to stay home.

“It is necessary to avoid big gatherings, to go back home,” a local police officer said.

Experts were cautious to conclude on the nature of the blast as well as the shooting, and they did not rule out the possibility of terrorist attacks.

 

Five injured in shooting at youth camp outside Oslo — TV 

OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) — At least five people were injured when a man disguised as a policeman opened fire at a meeting of the youth wing of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s party on Friday, Norwegian public broadcaster NRK reported.

The shooting came hours after a massive blast in the Norwegian capital that killed at least two and injured 19 others.

Xinhua.

 

Oslo in turmoil after bomb

Photo: EPA

Seven people are dead and dozens injured after a powerful bomb rocked newspaper premises close to the Oslo office of the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. He was out at the time.

Nearby ministry buildings are standing with shattered window panes, and one has apparently been on fire. Investigators say they suspect a terror attack. The authorities are holding three suspects.

Some reports speak of several explosions in the centre of the Norwegian capital. People are advised to move out of the area. The city’s main rail station is being evacuated.

 

 Casualties in Oslo bombing

Photo: EPA

Two people are dead and a dozen injured after a powerful bomb rocked newspaper premises close to the Oslo office of the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. He was out at the time.

Nearby ministry buildings are standing with shattered window panes, and one is on fire.

Investigators say they suspect a terror attack. Police are scouring the surrounding area for more possible bombs.

Parallel reports speak of two explosions in the centre of the Norwegian capital.
 Explosions rock Oslo

Bomb blast in Norway. Photo: EPA

At least 10 bystanders are known hurt in an explosion in Oslo in Norway close to the office of the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Some reports speak about a car bomb, and others, about an explosive device in a nearby newspaper office. The blast shattered window panes in the vicinity. 

Shortly afterwards there was another explosion in the centre of the city.
  

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 At least two killed in Oslo bomb blast, PM safe 

OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) — At least two people have been confirmed dead in a huge explosion in downtown Oslo on Friday, according to state broadcaster NRK radio.

“Police can confirm there were deaths and injuries following the explosion in the government quarter this afternoon,” local police said in a statement.

The powerful explosion in central Oslo was caused by a bomb, Norwegian News Agency NTB said, citing a police source.

However, there has been no claim of responsibility for the blast, said NTB.

Witnesses said the blast also led to severe damage to nearby government buildings, including Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office.

Stoltenberg was safe after the explosion, confirmed Norwegian News Agency NTB.

In a telephone interview with Norwegian TV2 after the explosion, Stoltenberg said that all the government ministers seemed to be safe.

Stoltenberg said it’s “very serious,” but adding it was too early to say if the blast was a terrorist attack.

The prime minister said he had been advised by the police not to say where he was speaking from.

Police had blocked the area, where the offices of the prime minister, the finance ministry and the country’s biggest tabloid newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) are situated.

There could be more bombs and the police are searching in the city, according to the radio report.

Meanwhile, other media reports said there are people still stranded in the building hit by the blast.
 

Explosion in Oslo injures several people  
 

OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) — An explosion in downtown Oslo has caused several injuries and damage to nearby government buildings, witnesses said on Friday.

The offices next to the spot of the blast have been evacuated, the witnesses said.

 Xinhua.

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