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Norway:Death toll from Norway shooting spree rises to 85 +Related News

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Laaska News  July 23,2011

Man with a knife detained near Norway’s PM
Foreign intelligence helps in Norway blasts investigation

Foreign intelligence is helping Norway to investigate the bloodshed blasts killing 92, the country’s PM Jens Stoltenberg reports. The investigators are checking a possible involvement of international terrorist organizations.

Earlier, police arrested Anders Behring Breivik, 32, accusing him of  a violent shooting at the youth camp on the island of Utoya and the second blast in the center of Oslo. Survivors say that they saw two terrorists .This remains unconfirmed. 


Man with a knife detained near Norway’s PM


Norwegian police have arrested a young man carrying a knife near a center where  Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was visiting survivors of a shooting rampage that killed 91, local media report.

The suspect said that he had a knife in his pocket “because he did not feel safe”.

Earlier, police arrested  Anders Behring Breivik, 32,  accusing him of being behind a violent shooting at the youth camp on the island of Utoya and the second blast in the center of Oslo.

However, eye witnesses say that saw two terrorists, who were in a hurry but still finished off the injured.



Death toll from Norway shooting spree rises to 85 

OSLO, July 23 (Xinhua) — The death toll from a shooting attack in the Utoeya island near Oslo on Friday rose by one to stand at 85 on Saturday, Oslo police spokeswoman Trine Dyngeland said.

The development brings the total number of people killed in the twin attacks in Norway on Friday to 92.

Seven people were killed on Friday in a massive explosion which ripped through government buildings in downtown Oslo.

It is believed that the bomber then landed in the Utoeya island in police uniforms, and started shooting at young people who had gathered there for the summer camp.

The police is currently holding a suspect believed to be responsible for both assaults.

Earlier media reports suggested that there might have been a second gunman in the attacks according to witnesses, but Dyngeland said there had been no “concrete reports” so far.

However, police director Oystein Maeland was quoted in a rather contradictory report by local broadcaster NRK as saying that police were working “with the hypothesis that there may be several people behind the attacks.”

Maeland said an unknown number of people were injured, and police are still searching for people missing in the attacks.



Two suspected to mastermind Norway deadly blasts

Norwegian investigators believe that two masterminds have been behind the deadly blasts which rocked a youth camp on the island of Utoya and central Oslo on Thursday. The version comes from eye witnesses who say that the arrested killer Anders Behring Breivik, 32, was not alone. How he is being interrogated.

The death toll from the attacks is 7 people killed in Oslo blast and 84 shot down on Utoya.

Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg has called the attacks “a national tragedy and the worst act of violence in Norway since World War II.”





Norway attack suspect is “Christian fundamentalist”: Police 

OSLO, July 23 (Xinhua) — Norwegian police said on Saturday the suspect who carried out the bombing and shooting massacre on Friday which left at least 91 people dead was a “Christian fundamentalist.”


Norwegian police: Detained suspect seen in Oslo before camp blast 


BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhuanet) — A suspect has been detained over a shooting at a youth camp meeting on a Norwegian island that killed at least 10 people. He is also being held in connection to the bombing in central Oslo. The suspect had been seen in Oslo before the explosion there.
Norwegian police on Friday arrested a gunman who they say opened fire at a youth meeting on the island of Utoeya.
The suspect was identified as Norwegian. Police say the suspect may also be connected to the bombing in central Oslo.
Sveinung Sponheim, Acting Police Chief for Oslo, said, “We assume that it’s the same person who was observed outside the government buildings, just before the bomb exploded. He was arrested at a location close to Utoeya, a while after. This person was dressed in a sweater with a police emblem, to appear like a policeman. He was wearing the same clothes as the person arrested close to Utoeya. So we believe it could be the same person. He is not employed by the police and has never been employed by the police.”
The attacks were the peaceful nation’s worst violence since World War II.
Oslo police said the gunman opened fire on Utoeya island, where the youth wing of the Labour Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths.
The Norwegian security authorities say the final death toll from the shooting can be higher than early reports.
Police are still trying to get an overview of the camp shooting and are not sure whether there was more than one shooter.
(Source: cntv.cn)



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