Bombing and Gun Attack in Norway

Elisa Mala and J. David Goodman, reporting for the NYT:

Powerful explosions shook central Oslo on Friday afternoon, blowing out the windows of several government buildings, including one housing the office of the Norwegian prime minister. The state television broadcaster, citing the police, said seven people were killed and at least 15 injured; a spokeswoman for the prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, said he was β€œsafe and not hurt.”

Shortly after the explosions, which appeared to be a bomb attack, a man dressed as a police officer opened fire on a summer camp for young members of the ruling Labor Party on the island of Utoya in the Oslo fjord, about 25 miles from the city, and wounded at least five, a Norwegian security official said.

Good thoughts for everyone in Norway. The photos are painfully reminiscent of Oklahoma City.

β˜… Friday, 22 July 2011

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