Terror Attacks in Norway
(VG Nett) At least ten people are killed in shootings at a youth camp only hours after a massive bomb blast in central Oslo.
One man has been arrested after the shooting and police see a connection between the two attacks. The suspect is of Norwegian nationality, confirms Norwegian Minister of Justice Knut Storberget.
The first reports of shootings on Utøya, an island outside of Oslo, came around 18.25 PM Friday night.
According to a witness the gunman identified himself as a police officer before he started killing people.
Almost 700 young members of the Labour Party was at the island for a youth camp.
Police now confirms that at least ten people are killed in the shootings at the island. An eyewitness tells VG Nett that as many as 20 to 30 people could be dead.
Police also fear it could be bombs at the youth camp and are currently securing the island.
This came only hours after a bomb exploded in a government building in central Oslo at 3.30 PM Friday afternoon.
The explosion killed at least seven people and ten people are seriously injured in the blast, confirms police.
A fake police officer was also seen at this scene.
Surrounding buildings was also affected by the attack. The bomb exploded close to Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office. He was not at his office and has not been injured.
Several blocks around the bomb are still evacuated and people are asked to stay away from the city centre.
– We will find those responsible and hold them accountable, said the Norwegian Prime Minster Jens Stoltenberg at a press conference late Friday.
He also has 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.
Source: VG Nett