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At least 87 dead in double Norway terror attack

Seven people were killed in an explosion in Oslo Friday, followed by an attack at a youth summer camp which killed at least 80 others; police arrest Norwegian man linked to the extreme right

By Reuters via Haaretz

July 23, 2011 | 1:27 am

Smoke from the office of the prime minister in Oslo, Norway (Wikipedia)

Smoke from the office of the prime minister in Oslo, Norway (Wikipedia)

A gunman dressed in police uniform opened fire at a youth camp of Norway’s ruling political party on Friday, killing at least 80 people, hours after a bomb killed seven in the government district in the capital Oslo.

Witnesses said the gunman, identified by police as a 32-year-old Norwegian, moved across the small, wooded Utoeya holiday island firing at random as young people scattered in fear. Norwegian television TV2 said the gunman detained by police was described as tall and blond and had links to right-wing extremism.

“We had all gathered in the main house to talk about what had happened in Oslo. Suddenly we heard shots. First we thought it was nonsense. Then everyone started running,” a survivor, 16—year-old called Hana told Norway’s Aftenposten.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

 

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