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News Bomb blast in Oslo; PM's office building targeted.

  1. Jul 22, 2011 #1

    arildno

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    Terror has struck the Norwegian capital today.
    At 15.26 local time (roughly two hours ago), what appears to have been a car bomb blasted off in the governmental quarters in Oslo.
    Several have been confirmed dead; although none of our political leasers/ministers seem to be missing/hurt.

    This a sad day for our nation.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2011 #2

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  4. Jul 22, 2011 #3

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    Sad, very sad arildno, 2 killed and several injured, you have my and all Swedes sympathy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6XuRMt7tgc&hd=1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6XuRMt7tgc
     
  5. Jul 22, 2011 #4

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    WHAT THE??? Now there is gunfire in Oslo, in some type of 'political camp'???? :eek::eek::eek:


    Edit: Sky News – Confirmed, some sort of organized terror attack... ongoing!!
     
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  6. Jul 22, 2011 #5

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    That is correct.
    A person disguised as a police officer visited the Oslofjord island Utøya, where the Labour Youth (teenagers) have their traditional summer camp.
    He began firing about; people fled and hid.
    Nothing more has yet surfaced about this onslaught yet.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2011 #6

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    Several of the youths at Utøya (approx 700 teenagers are there every year) have panicked, and begun swimming from the island.
    That is a VERY BAD idea (but understandable), since the island is quite far from themain land.
    I've beern there once at a mathematics course; I believe the ferry used something like 10-15 minutes to reach Utøya.
     
  8. Jul 22, 2011 #7

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    ... omg ... as said, all sympathies from your neighbors ...
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 #8

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    Oh my, what a horror.

    I wish all the best for Norway - you have the world's support, stay tough!
     
  10. Jul 22, 2011 #9

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    Not that it matters a lot, but Utøya lies in the inland lake Tyrifjord, rather than in the Oslo fjord.

    Today, previous prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, internationally renowned for the brundtland commission on environment and her stint as general secretary of WHO is reported to have made a speech at Utøya.

    I haven't found out if she is still out there, but the situation at Utøya is NOT under control at the moment.
     
  11. Jul 22, 2011 #10

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    Terrible. Those poor kids.

    I hope they catch the person/persons responsible for the bombing and now this.
     
  12. Jul 22, 2011 #11

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    no no no... 4 youths confirmed killed on the island, shooting ongoing ... :frown:
     
  13. Jul 22, 2011 #12
    Luckily, your terrorists seem incompetent. Some traffic accidents kill and injure more people than this terror attack did.

    *edit* I'm mainly talking about the bomb blast, not the ongoing murder spree on the island.
     
  14. Jul 22, 2011 #13

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    These are EVIL persons, in contrast to the drunk drivers of the world.
     
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  15. Jul 22, 2011 #14

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    4 are reported shot at Utøya, but deaths have not been confirmed.

    However, the rescue teams who entered the government building R4 have found SEVERAL dead inside.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2011 #15
    Yes, and the evil people have done less damage to Norway than they have in almost any other nation they attack.

    Madrid had 191 killed and 1800 injured.
    London had 56 killed and 700 injured
    New York had over 3000 killed and many more injured
    Mumbai had 166 killed

    All I'm saying is luckily it wasn't worse.
     
  17. Jul 22, 2011 #16

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    I'm ignorant about Norwegian politics - are there any internal groups (anarchists, fringe political groups, etc.) who could possibly do such a thing? This comes to mind because it seems from the initial reports that the PM, and maybe his party, are being targeted.
     
  18. Jul 22, 2011 #17

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    Members of the Religion of Peace.
    We have quite of a lot of them here.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2011 #18

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    First, this is Norway, things like this don't happen there. Trying to dismiss this because other places have greater violence is ridiculous.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2011 #19
    In no way am I being dismissive. I agree it's a bad thing, and I'm sure it's shocking to Norwegians, all I'm saying is it could have been a lot worse, and it wasn't.
     
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  21. Jul 22, 2011 #20

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    According to Sky News 5 is now confirmed dead on the island, but Sky are hopefully wrong. The terrorist has an automatic weapon, according to Sky.
     
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