Huge Bomb Blast Hits Oslo; Terrorists Suspected

July 22, 2011

A powerful explosion caused extensive damage to government buildings in the Norwegian capital Oslo. At least two people have reportedly been killed by the blast and 15 have been injured.

Rescue teams, hampered by fires, are still searching the damaged buildings in the hopes of finding people who may still be trapped inside

So far no person or group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but local news reports described a lone gunman, who fired several shots at a Labor Party youth meeting near Oslo shortly after the explosion. It’s so far unclear whether the two events are related.

Televised images from the area show debris littering the streets around the stricken area, which has been cordoned off by police. Who have also issued warnings to people in the area to leave as quickly as possible in case there are further bombs.

Source: News reports

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