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87 killed in blasts, shoot out in Norway

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  1. satz

    satz Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Explosion rocks part of Oslo, Norway

    Giant blast hits government buildings in Oslo, Norway

    (CNN) -- A giant explosion rocked government buildings in Oslo, Norway, on Friday, state TV broadcaster NRK said, with at least one person confirmed dead.
    Windows in several buildings had been blown out, and people were in the street bleeding, NRK said on its website. The cause of the blast remains unknown.
    There are conflicting reports about whether a second blast followed the first, which occurred mid-afternoon in the center of the Norwegian capital.
    One explosion happened near a government building housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, said Linda Reinholdsen, a reporter for Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. Another hit near the Norwegian parliament, she told CNN.
    Several buildings in Oslo were on fire, she said, and smoke was pouring from them.
    Walter Gibbs, a journalist with Reuters, said he saw eight injured people, including two or three with serious wounds and one who looked dead.
    Gibbs said he believes one explosion happened on an upper floor of a main government building. He said it blew out every window on the side of the building.

    The blast also severely damaged the Oil Ministry and left it in flames, he said.
    Reuters reported that Stoltenberg was safe.
    Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since October 2005, heads a coalition government made up of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party.
    A representative for Oslo University Hospital confirmed that seven patients were being treated there after the explosion.
    "I am not aware whether they are major or minor injuries. We have spoken to the other hospitals in Oslo, and in total, we are sending 22 ambulances and five helicopters. We currently have no confirmation of any deaths."
    Nick Soubiea, an American-Swedish tourist in Oslo, told CNN he was less than 100 yards from the blast, which he described as deafening.
    "It was almost in slow motion, like a big wave that almost knocked us off our chairs," he said. "It was extremely frightening."
    He said the streets were crowded with people trying to get away from the center of the city. "There are people running down the streets, people crying, everyone's on their cell phones calling home," he said.
    A hotel worker in Oslo's Grand Hotel, about a five-minute walk from the government building, said everyone in the hotel felt and heard the explosion, which felt like someone was shaking the entire building.
    "It's crazy," she said, not wanting to be identified because she is not authorized to speak to the media on behalf of the hotel. "This happens in the big world, not in Oslo. I'm shocked."
    Vivian Paulsen, media adviser for the Norwegian Red Cross, lives 20 minutes away from the center of Oslo in the northern outskirts of the city. She said she heard a "huge blast."
    "I heard the big bang, I didn't think it was anything serious. I can still see smoke coming up from the place," she said, watching from her apartment balcony. She also heard sirens and ambulances.
    As for Oslo, she said what others have been saying: Events like this don't happen in the northern European capital.
    "There's occasional arrests of terror suspects we read about in the paper, or people planning something."

    Ref:-Giant blast hits government buildings in Oslo, Norway - CNN.com
     
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    Tragic, Oslo is supposed to be the most peaceful city in the world.
     
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    Casualties are already reported: 2 dead several injured. Massive vehicle borne bomb.
     
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    Why Norway? I thought Scandinavia was one of the most peaceful part of the world & controversy free (apart from denmark.. ofcourse). Norway keeps itself out of any politics & not even part of EU! Why would terrorists target a country like Norway?
     
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    Twin terror attacks shock Norway

    Norway has been hit by twin attacks - a massive bomb blast in the capital and a shooting attack on young people at a governing Labour Party youth camp.

    At least seven people were killed in the bombing, which inflicted huge damage on government buildings in Oslo city centre.

    Four more died at the camp, on an island outside Oslo, local media said.

    One witness later said he had seen more than 20 bodies on the island, but police have not confirmed this.

    Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, whose Oslo offices were among those damaged by the bomb, described the situation as "very serious".

    Norwegian media reports said the shootings on the island were carried out by a man in police uniform.

    Police said the suspected gunman had been arrested, and later said he was also linked with the bomb attack, reports said.

    No group has said it carried out the attacks.

    Hours after the bomb struck Oslo, officials said some people were still inside the damaged buildings, some of which were on fire.

    Continue reading the main story AnalysisGordon Corera Security correspondent, BBC News
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    Police are saying that they believe the car bomb and the shooting are linked and they are thought to have a suspect in custody from Utoeya. That means they should be getting a clearer idea of who was behind this attack.
    An al-Qaeda linked group is still a strong possibility, based on opposition to the role of Norwegian forces or issues linked to the publication of cartoons of the prophet. There were arrests last year in Norway linked to an international terrorist plot.
    However, at this stage other possibilities, including domestic extremists, cannot be ruled out.
    Constructing a large car bomb requires a degree of sophistication and the crucial factor for the police will be establishing how many people are behind this attack, whether any are still at large and to whom they might connected.

    Television footage from the government quarter showed rubble and glass from shattered windows in the streets and smoke from the fires drifting across the city. The wreckage of at least one car could be seen.

    All roads into the city centre have been closed, said national broadcaster NRK, as security officials evacuated people from the area, fearing another blast.

    Mr Stoltenberg, in a telephone call to Norwegian television, said all government ministers were safe.

    He said he had been advised by police not to reveal his current location, but he is not thought to have been in central Oslo on Friday.

    "Even if one is well prepared, it is always rather dramatic when something like this happens," he said.

    Egil Vrekke, Assistant Chief Constable of Oslo police told the BBC the rescue operation in Oslo was ongoing.

    "We are issuing warnings just [to] make sure people are not in the area in case there are further explosions," he told the BBC.

    "We have cordoned off large areas. There are bomb experts at the scene investigating whether there are other devices in the area."

    A spokesman for Oslo University hospital said 10 people had been taken there for treatment, some with serious injuries.

    Continue reading the main story Oslo blast: Your pictures
    A few hours after the explosion, reports emerged of the shooting at a Labour Party youth camp in Utoeya, an island outside the capital.

    TV2 said at least four people had been killed and several injured - there were reports the gunman was wearing a police uniform.

    "This created a panic situation where people started to swim from the island," said Labour Party spokesman Per Gunnar Dahl.

    Mr Stoltenberg, who had been due to visit the camp on Saturday, told TV2 the situation in Utoeya was critical.

    'Focus on rescue'

    State Secretary Kristian Amundsen said Friday was a public holiday in Norway so the government offices were not as busy as they might usually have been.

    "But there are many hundreds of people in these buildings every day," he told the BBC.

    Assistant Chief Constable Egil Vrekke: "There are a lot of casualties"

    "We have to focus on the rescue operation - there are still people in the building, there are still people in the hospital."

    Reuters said the oil ministry was among the other government buildings hit, while NRK journalist Ingunn Andersen said the headquarters of tabloid newspaper VG were also damaged.

    "It's complete chaos here. The windows are blown out in all the buildings close by," she told AP.

    Unconscious people

    Oistein Mjarum, head of communications for the Norwegian Red Cross, which has offices nearby, said the blast could be heard across Oslo.

    "This is a very busy area on Friday afternoon and there were a lot of people in the streets, and many people working in these buildings that are now burning," he said.

    Local resident Silvio told the BBC the blast shook everything in his apartment and that he saw several unconscious people in the street.

    "If they were dead or not I wouldn't be able to tell you but they were receiving assistance at the time," he said.

    Mr Mjarum said people across Oslo and Norway were in shock.

    "We have never had a terrorist attack like this in Norway - if that's what it is - but of course this has been a great fear for all Norwegians when they have seen what has been happening around the world."

    The United States has condemned the "despicable acts of violence" in Oslo, while the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said he was "deeply shocked" by "these acts of cowardice for which there is no justification".

    BBC News - Norway hit by deadly bomb and shooting attacks
     
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    mods.. pls change the thread title to appropriate one!!
     
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    analysis by bbc correspondent..

    Police are saying that they believe the car bomb and the shooting are linked and they are thought to have a suspect in custody from Utoeya. That means they should be getting a clearer idea of who was behind this attack.

    An al-Qaeda linked group is still a strong possibility, based on opposition to the role of Norwegian forces or issues linked to the publication of cartoons of the prophet. There were arrests last year in Norway linked to an international terrorist plot.

    However, at this stage other possibilities, including domestic extremists, cannot be ruled out.

    Constructing a large car bomb requires a degree of sophistication and the crucial factor for the police will be establishing how many people are behind this attack, whether any are still at large and to whom they might connected.
     
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    They too must have done a Babri demolition there and there must be a Godhra also, otherwise how can they do it???? Its impossible man.
     
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    Now just hark back to David Headley's (aka Daood Gilani) testimony about the Mumbai project and the *Oslo project; and one can make some more pinpointed guesses about who could give the sophisticated technology to create such a bomb or carry out such an operation??

    Jog your memories!

    ERRATA: *Pls read Copenhagen project for Oslo project
     
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    Their fault is that they are neighbours to Denmark!!
     
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    there you go!! i'm just going to scream 'terrorists'.. let's see who is going to shout back 'not me'!!
     
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    But i recently enlightened that they need reasons to evolve. And that they are very ethical hence how come they bomb a country for just being Denmark's neighbours???
     
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    Are you sure it is not the act of RSS? Diggy should be sent to Norway to investigate. Why don't our pseudos start writing articles justifying this attack on Norway as because Norway did something like Babri or Godhra. Oh I forgot they are part of NATO and they invaded Libya, yeah right. Diggy c'mon man find those damn Sanghis who are behind this dastardly act. :sarcastic:
     
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