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|23-07-2011, 01:17 AM||#27 (permalink)|
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Bomb kills 7 in Oslo and several dead in shooting | Reuters
Bomb kills 7 in Oslo and several dead in shooting
Bomb shatters Norway government offices (01:28)
By Walter Gibbs and Alister Doyle
OSLO | Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:13pm EDT
(Reuters) - A bomb killed seven people in Norway's capital Oslo on Friday and a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on an island, police said.
Police said they believed the bombing and the shooting were connected, but could not immediately confirm Norwegian media reports that several people at been killed at the youth camp.
A Reuters witness said several army soldiers had taken up position around the center of the city.
With police advising people to evacuate central Oslo, apparently in fear of more attacks, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told Norwegian TV2 television in a phone call that the situation was "very serious." He said that police had told him not to say where he was speaking from.
The bomb ripped through the main government building in the normally sleepy Norwegian capital in mid-afternoon, killing seven people, police said, and injuring many more.
"It exploded -- it must have been a bomb. People ran in panic...I counted at least 10 injured people," said bystander Kjersti Vedun, who was leaving the area of the blast in Oslo.
Shortly afterwards, a gunman opened fire at the island of Utoeya north-west of Oslo, where Stoltenberg's Labour party youth section's annual gathering was taking place.
Daily newspaper VG said on its website a man dressed as a policeman had been shooting wildly and had hit many people.
Norwegian commercial broadcaster TV2 said several people had been killed in the shooting spree.
There was no clear claim of responsibility and while the attacks appeared to bear the hallmarks of an Islamist militant assault, analysts said it was too early to draw any conclusions.
NATO member Norway has been the target of threats before over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya.
The attack came just over a year after three men were arrested on suspicion of having links to al Qaeda and planning to attack targets in Norway. It came also less than three months after U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan.
A Reuters witness said he had seen soldiers taking up positions around central Oslo, while police said they feared there might be explosives at the youth camp.
Violence or the threat of it has already come to the other Nordic states: a botched bomb attack took place in the Swedish capital Stockholm last December and the bomber was killed.
Denmark has received repeated threats after a newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in late 2005, angering Muslims worldwide.
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|23-07-2011, 01:53 AM||#28 (permalink)|
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According to a Danish newspaper breaking news the assailant on the Island youth camp has a blond nordic look !!!!!!!!
Furthermore the newspaper claims an eyewitness say that there is 25 to 30 dead on the island beach, this is however not confirmed
Maybe we are to quick with the Islamic angle just that it seems the most likely when shit like this goes down.
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|23-07-2011, 02:06 AM||#29 (permalink)|
Norway Camp Shooting: 'As Many As 30 Dead'
As many as 30 people are feared dead after a shooting at a Norwegian youth camp after a bomb hit the capital Oslo killed at least seven.
Shots were fired by a person reportedly dressed as a police officer at a youth meeting of the ruling Labour Party in Utoya - an island on the outskirts near the capital.
An eyewitness reported seeing between 25 and 30 bodies.
Norwegian police said they thought there could also be explosives on the island.
Around 600 people were believed to be taking part in the summer camp - most of whom were teenagers aged between 14 and 18.
Police said that Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg had been due to attend the event.
Norwegian media said that one man has been arrested after the incident.
He was described as tall and blonde, and spoke fluent Norwegian.
Sky sources reported he was shot and wounded during the arrest.
Emilie Bersaas, 19, was on the island when the shooting started and said that people were running and screaming.
"It was strange - after what happened in Oslo, we were all a bit shaky.
"People are very shaken up as we do not know who is fine and who is not," she said.
"There are a lot of people I do not know anything about.
"It was terrifying - at one point, the shooting was very close to me and hit the building I was in.
"The people in the next room screamed loudly."
Sky's security editor Sam Kiley said a specialist swat team had carried out the arrest.
"The fact they captured him alive is a major breakthrough because they will be able to establish from him if it is an ongoing attack," he said.
"The intelligence community has been expecting that a Mumbai-style attack has been imminent since a year ago.
"The worst-case scenario is not just multiple attacks in one country, but in several countries.
"So we can expect to see a rise in preventative security."
Security expert Bob Ayers said there are only a limited amount of things that can be done to protect people.
"The only thing (authorities) can do is interfere in the planning phase before people are killed.
"If you can not do that, you have to be prepared to react rapidly."
The shooting happened after police confirmed there were "one or more powerful explosions in a government building in Oslo".
Police told people in the Norwegian capital to stay away from the city centre and limit the use of mobile phones.
They also warned people to avoid large gatherings.
At least seven people are believed to have been killed in the bombing and several injured, in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II.
Sky sources said that survivors reported a strong smell of sulphur which has led to police investigating the theory this was a car bomb using fertiliser nitrate.
Sam Kiley said that earlier this year, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a bomb-making handbook which contained notes on how to build fertiliser bombs.
"The knowhow is out there and the materials are out there," he said.
And he added that if it was a fertiliser car bomb, it would have been very damaging.
"You could get a ton of relatively high explosive concentrated in a metal box - then what you have is a gigantic grenade."
The explosion was outside the building that housed the offices of the Prime Minister, although he was not there at the time.
It was also near the finance ministry and the offices of Norway's biggest tabloid newspaper.
Mr Stoltenberg described the situation as "very serious" but said it was too soon to say what caused the explosion.
The Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang, said he would not have believed Norway could be attacked.
He said that he had initially hoped the explosion had been caused by an accident.
Asked about the attack on the youth camp on the island, Mr Stang said he wished he could have been there: "To stand in front of the young people and ask the gunman to shoot me instead."
Craig Barnes lives in Oslo and said that he was shocked at what happened.
"It is a very nice, safe place to live," he said.
"Norwegians are very friendly and I think everyone gets on.
"I think this is going to change a lot of views now. There will be questions regarding safety."
Nato member Norway has been the target of threats in the past - particularly for its involvement in Afghanistan and Libya.
The country has also experienced problems with several home-grown terror plots linked to al Qaeda.
Last week, a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he was deported.
The Swedish foreign minister, Carl Bildt, posted a message on Twitter about the bombs, and said "We are all Norwegians."
Foreign Secretary, William Hague, said that any British nationals caught up in the attack would be able to get help from the Embassy.
Meanwhile, there was condemnation from the European Union president Herman Van Rompuy, who described the bombing as an act of "cowardice".
An American state department spokeswoman said they "condemned these despicable acts of violence".
More to follow ...
Norway Camp Shooting: 'As Many As 30 Dead' - Yahoo! News
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|23-07-2011, 02:08 AM||#30 (permalink)|
|23-07-2011, 02:12 AM||#31 (permalink)|
Just some rumor that the attacker had blonde hair is enough for you to stick up for this scum ?
Let the muslims defend themselves.
|23-07-2011, 02:17 AM||#32 (permalink)|
Notice how the muslim apologists couldn't find anything on the bombing so they shifted their attention to the shooting immediately.
I just heard that the president of Norway was supposed to attend that school where the shooting happened.
|23-07-2011, 02:24 AM||#33 (permalink)|
|23-07-2011, 02:33 AM||#35 (permalink)|
Norway: Dozens dead, jihadists claim responsibility
A witness says over 20 people died in the shooting on the Norwegian island Utoeya, while seven died in the bomb attack in Oslo. A group of jihadists have claimed responsibility.
"I've seen it with my own eyes, at least 20 dead people lying in the water", Andre Skeie (26) told Reuters by telephone. He said he had gone to the island of Utoeya on his boat to help people evacuate the island after a gunman opened fire there.
Police declined comment on the number of casualties at the youth camp at Utoeya, northwest of Oslo.
A "Nordic-looking" man dressed in a police uniform was arrested on the scene on Utoeya, and said by Norwegian police to be linked to the bomb attacks in the capital, according to AP.
Jihadist group claims responsibility
According to the New York Times, a jihadist terror group called Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (the Helpers of the Global Jihad) has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack at about 1.30pm GMT that killed seven people in Norway's capital Oslo on Friday.
Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at CNA, a US-based terrorism think-tank, told the New York Times that a jihadist group called Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami (the Helpers of the Global Jihad) had claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on a messageboard known to be used by terrorist groups. The group's message said the attack was in response to Norway's involvement with Western military campaign in Afghanistan, and to "unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad" -- likely a reference to cartoon depictions of Muhammad published in Denmark and Norway.
"We have warned since the Stockholm raid of more operations," the group was quoted as saying, referring to a bomb attack in Sweden in December last year. "What you see is only the beginning, and there is more to come."
The newspaper said the group's claim could not be confirmed.
In an interview broadcast by CNN, US President Barack Obama said he had no information yet on the motives, but extended his "personal condolences" to the people of Norway following the blast and shootings in Oslo.
Norway: Dozens dead, jihadists claim responsibility - News - Mail & Guardian Online
|23-07-2011, 02:35 AM||#36 (permalink)|
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Tall, blond, fluent norwegian.
If true, recent convert to Islam springs to mind. Some of those are the most radical.
Until proven otherwise beyond resonable doubt for me it is radical muslim activity. Others cannot be ruled out completely but I see it unlikely.
|23-07-2011, 02:40 AM||#37 (permalink)|
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|23-07-2011, 02:42 AM||#38 (permalink)|
AT least 32 people are feared dead as terror grips Norway following a gun attack at a youth summer camp and a bomb blast in Oslo.
Survivor ... woman covered in blood is led away after explosion
Anti-terror cops rushed to an island on the north-west coast packed with tents after a gunman dressed as a police officer ran amok — killing at least five people.
But unconfirmed reports on Facebook are quoting people on the island who say they have seen more than 20 bodies. No official death toll has been released.
More than 550 people, including youngsters aged 15 to 25, were said to be staying there for an annual gathering. Aerial shots of Utoya island taken yesterday show a clearing jammed with around 50 tents ahead of festivities.
Emilie Bersaas, who is on the island, told how she hid under mattresses in a hut during the rampage.
She said: "There was a lot of shouting somewhere very close to the building I was hiding in.
Terrified ... Emilie
"I just hid under the bed and I was very terrified actually. There was at one point, the shooting was very, very close to the building. I think it actually hit the building one time."
She added: "It seems kind of unreal, especially in Norway. This is not the kind of thing to happen here, this is something that we hear about in the US.
"What are your concerns now? I'm concerned for wanting to get off the island and meet my friends and family and I hope they are all fine."
It is believed the gunman, said to be blond, blue-eyed and at least 6ft tall, arrived at the tiny island by boat. He was arrested after being shot and wounded.
The attack came shortly after a huge explosion ripped through Oslo — killing seven and injuring 15 people.
A top cop said investigators suspect the bombing and shooting are linked.
Scenes inside Oslo were likened to a warzone following the blast in the centre.
The office of the prime minister — a 17-storey block — was among damaged buildings but country leader Jens Soltenberg was safe.
He later spoke to Norwegian TV from a secret location, saying: "This is very serious."
The blast in Young's Square - housing the HQs of the Norwegian Labour Party, the Liberal Party and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions - was so powerful shop windows shattered a MILE away.
The oil ministry was on fire after what cops called "one or several powerful explosions in the government building in Oslo".
Remote ... Utoya island is cut off from the mainland
A police spokesman said that a car was seen pulling up outside the main blast site just before the explosion. He added that the car was not there afterwards.
The tangled wreckage of a motor was seen outside one building. The damage was consistent with the havoc a car bomb would wreak.
Shock ... bloodied man is on phone while another wounded man holds his head
One report said police feared two more bombs could still be hidden in the city where a large exclusion zone has been set up.
Witness saw at least eight people walking away from the blast with their faces covered in blood. And a hospital said seven wounded had been taken there.
Horror ... debris covers road
Henrik Bull, who works near the government quarter, said: "I heard a tremendous explosion and thought I must get out as fast as I can."
Hoshang Afshar was called by his 16-year-old daughter Amosha who was caught in the explosion outside the Labour Party office.
Injured ... man with blood on his face is seen walking Oslo's streets
He said: "My daughter called me up and said she could not breathe. There was blood all around her, and a piece of glass was stuck in her throat." Amosha was rushed to hospital and treated for her injuries.
Witness Jan Larsen said: "There are a lot of injured people in the area, many seriously injured. Some were lying in the streets bleeding heavily.
Ripped apart ... mangled wreck of car found at scene
"All the buildings are destroyed, it is absolutely awful."
Large parts of Oslo have been evacuated and police are asking people to limit their use of mobile phones, in a bid to keep their airwaves clear for emergency transmissions.
Victim ... people help woman injured in explosion
A government official said people were still trapped in affected building. But State Secretary Kristian Amundsen added: "I can't go into details."
He also said the situation was the worst the country has ever seen. A police spokesman said: "Bomb disposal teams are working their way through the buildings affected and the fire department is extinguishing flames.
Destroyed .. emergency teams work at site of blast
"There remains a lot of investigation to be done."
Nato member Norway has been threatened by al-Qaeda in the past over its ivolvement in Afghanistan.
Shocking ... people take in the aftermath of explosion
But political violence is virtually unknown in the country famed for sponsoring the Nobel Peace Prize and mediating in international conflicts, including in the Middle East and Sri Lanka.
It has also taken part in the Nato bombing of Libya, where Colonel Gaddafi has threatened to strike back in Europe.
Shattered ... windows were blown out up to a mile away
David Lea, Western Europe analyst at risk consultants Control Risks, said: "There certainly aren't any domestic Norwegian terrorist groups although there have been some al-Qaeda-linked arrests from time to time.
"They are in Afghanistan and were involved in Libya, but it's far too soon to draw any conclusions."
Casualty ... man tends to injured person in street
Tributes were pouring in from around the world. Foreign Secretary William Hague said: "I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured.
"The UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Norway and all our international allies in the face of such atrocities. We are committed to work tirelessly with them to combat the threat from terrorism in all its forms."
Carnage ... windows were blown out in blast
US President Barack Obama sent his "personal condolences" to the people of Norway.
And EU president Herman Van Rompuy said: "I condem in the strongest terms these acts of cowardice for which there is no justification."
Scene ... explosion has rocked central Oslo
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This is not an islamic attack; this is a political attack against the left-wing establishment in Norway.
I would anticipate (abortive) attempts at copycat attacks in other Western European centres over the coming months.
It's interesting that the attack is specifically on political targets, and not on mosques and immigrant enclaves.
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|23-07-2011, 06:22 AM||#50 (permalink)|
So the allied forces in WW2 where no better then the Nazi party ? The reason world war 2 started in the first place was because of irrational retards like you.
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