Explosion reported in Oslo Norway. Norwegians, please check in

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    From Aftenposten.no: Stor eksplosjon i Oslo sentrum - Nyheter - Innenriks - Aftenposten.no

    There has been a large explosion in central Oslo. Windows has been shattered in the VG-building and the government area of Oslo.

    - all we know is that it's a kind of explosion. We're on our way there, is the short and fast report that Aftenposten.no gets from the police in Oslo, when we called a little after 4.
    In a press report from the police in Oslo, it is stated:
    There has been a powerful explosion in the Government area. The police received calls about this at 3:26 this afternoon.
    All rescue personnel is on the site, and the police is trying to get an overview of the situation. The staff of the district has been called in.

    Both windows in the government buildings and the VG-building has been blown out according to Aftenposten's reporters on the scene. They have seen several injured people.
    - the police tells us that we have to leave the buildings, we must leave the buildings. There might be more than one boms, the repoerters tells.
    They say that there's shards of glass everywhere, the buildings are burning.
    - I see people with blood in their faces and on their hands, Aftenposten'no's reporter tells.

    Our reporter passed at Torggata, and there's full chaos, people are running around in confusion. The fire alarms chime in several places. There's a smell of sulphur smoke.
    The shop The Denim Gallery has had its facade blown away.
    A huge smoke cloud rose several hundred meters into the air. Large parts of Oslo heard an enormous explosion, Postgirobygget was probably shaken when the explosion happened around 3:30 this afternoon.

    The Vaterlandstunnel has been closed. Stortorget is being closed and Youngstorget has already been closed, most likely because the police fear more explosions.
    Updating.

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    Sorry about the measly translation, it went a little fast. Hope you get the meaning of the article.
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    There are more as yet unconfirmed reports that there was another violent explosion at Stortingsta, just below Stortinget, according to NTB.

    Photos from various norwegian and danish news sites:

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    Oh **** that does not look good!
     
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    About a dozen people injured, one dead.
     
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    Terrible. Has anyone claimed it yet?
     
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    #6 BikerBabe, Jul 22, 2011
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    Not that I've heard.
    I received a news text message from DR a few minutes ago, norwegian police reports more dead. That's all they're saying for now.
    According to Dagbladet, the police says that the attack was directed at the Oil- and Energy Department - OED.
    The norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg is in a safe place, he is unharmed.
    Avinor is evaluating whether or not to close the norwegian airspace.
    The police is evacuating central Oslo according to Dagbladet.no.
    According to Aftenposten, the norwegian police is still looking for two as yet unlocated bombs.

    Photos from Dagbladet.no:

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    People nearby got injured from flying glass.

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    Wow! What a senseless act. What do the people carrying out acts like this expect to benefit? Always amazes me how an act of terrorism will benefit anyone.
     
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    DAMMIT! I was hoping it was an accident.
     
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    same here the A**-wipes

    pray for safety and for the ones that lost loved ones, looks like I better make some needed emails folks
     
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    #10 BikerBabe, Jul 22, 2011
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    Update: Seven people died. :( :( :(
    And another tragedy has struck in Norway:
    Four people is believed to have been killed, and several other were wounded by a lone gunman wearing a police uniform at the Workers' Youth Gathering camp on the island of Utøya.
    A suspect has been apprehended.
    The two tragedies is confirmed by the norwegian police to be a combined terrorist attack.

    http://www.newsinenglish.no/2011/07/22/powerful-blast-rocks-oslo/

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14252515

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/22/blast-rips-through-norways-capital-injuries-reported/
     
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    Oslo explosion - live coverage | World news | guardian.co.uk

    A supposed claim made by Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (the Helpers of the Global Jihad)

    "A terror group, Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (the Helpers of the Global Jihad), issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at CNA, a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces' presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. "We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations," the group said, apparently referred to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010, according to Mr McCants' translation. "What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come." The claim could not be confirmed. "

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/world/europe/23oslo.html?_r=2&hp

    "The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad. “We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations,” the group said, according to Mr. McCants’ translation, apparently referred to a bombing in Sweden in December 2010. “What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come.” The claim could not be confirmed. "
     
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    what fools, personally I would not want to be on the receiving end of Viking vengeance
     
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    And people wonder why we are fighting?

    Been watching this on the news for quite some time now. Does anyone know about the possibility of other bombs that have not exploded yet?
     
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    #16 BikerBabe, Jul 22, 2011
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    Norwegian police have arrested a 32-year old norwegian man, who has first been seen by witnesses at the bombing site in central Oslo. Earlier today the man was described as being 190 cm tall, white and blond.
    The same man later went to the island of Utøya disguised as a police officer, and started shooting at the many young people gathered at the Workers' Youth Gathering camp on the island.
    Norwegian police later stated that the arrested man isn't a police officer.
    The police confirms that the man is involved in both cases, and explosives have been found on the island of Utøya.
    Seven people have been reported killed in Oslo, and ten on Utøya.

    Source: TV2 News, Denmark. Terrorangreb: Gerningsmanden er norsk - TV 2 Nyhederne
     
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    Terrible to hear. Been following it all day since the news broke. My condolences to the families of those involved, it could of been a lot worse. Be interesting to see what the investigations bring up.
     
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    Death toll on the island is now at 80.

    WTF is wrong with people?????
     
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    #20 BikerBabe, Jul 23, 2011
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    At least 91 killed in shootings and bomb blast in Norway - VG Nett om Terrorangrepet 22. juli

    (VG Nett) At least 84 people are killed in a massacre at a youth camp only hours after a deadly bomb blast in central Oslo.

    Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has been arrested after the two attacks.
    He is said to be linked with right-wing political activists but the motive for the two attacks is still unknown.
    Late Friday night special police raided Breiviks apartment in Oslo. The 32-year-old man will be questioned by the police Saturday.

    Youth camp

    The first reports of the massacre on Utøya, an island outside of Oslo, came around 18.25 PM Friday.
    According to a witness the gunman identified himself as a police officer offering help, before he opened fire and started killing people.
    Almost 700 young members of the Labour Party were at the island for an annual youth camp.

    It took a while for the police to realise the full extent of the massacre.
    At a press conference Saturday morning confirm that at least 84 people are killed in the shootings at the island.
    Some of the youth tried to swim to safety to escape the gunman.
    The death toll may rise even more as rescue workers search the water around the island.
    Yesterday police said they also found explosives in a car on the island.

    Explosion

    The shootings on Utøya came only hours after a bomb exploded outside a government building in central Oslo at 3.26 PM Friday.
    The explosion killed at least seven people and ten people are seriously injured in the blast, confirms police. Four people have been identified.
    A man dressed as a police officer was also seen at this scene.

    Surrounding buildings was affected by the massive explosion close to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office. He was not at his office at the time and has not been injured.
    Several blocks around the bomb are still evacuated and people are asked to stay away from the city centre.

    Premier: - You will not destroy us. - We will find those responsible and hold them accountable, said the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference late Friday.
    He also had a message to the people behind the attacks:
    - You will not destroy us. You will not destroy our democracy or our ideals for a better world.
     
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