Friday, July 22, 2011

12 dead in double terrorist attack in Norway as car bomb blast hits government office block and 'blonde Norwegian' man opens fire at youth summer camp

Norway came under a co-ordinated double attack today in what is being described as the worst atrocity it has faced since the Second World War.

Terrorists are believed to be responsible for a massive car blast at a government office block in the capital Oslo and a man disguised as a police officer opened fire on an island hosting a youth summer camp.

At least 12 people were killed - seven in Oslo and five on Utoya Island, 50 miles north of the capital - where the prime minister Jens Stoltenberg had been due to attend the youth Labour Party event.

He announced that he was safe, speaking on the phone to Norwegian TV station TV2 and said his thoughts were with the victims of the families. Read More