Saturday, July 23, 2011

Norway Attacks : 17 Dead In Oslo Bombing, Shootings,Video

Norway attacks: Oslo hit by bomb explosion
Police arrested a Norwegian dressed as a police officer for the bombing in Oslo that killed seven and for a mass shooting at a Labor Party youth camp outside the capital that killed at least nine.

Witness says he saw 20 bodies at site of Norway youth camp shooting; shooter dressed as police officer arrested at scene of youth camp; soldiers positioned around central Oslo.

"I've seen it with my own eyes, at least 20 dead people lying in the water," Andre Skeie, 26, told Reuters by telephone. He said he had gone to Utoeya island with his boat to help people evacuate the island after the shooting.

Police said they arrested a suspect in the shooting attack and said they believed there was a connection between the two attacks.

The Oslo bomb blew out the windows of the prime minister's building, damaged the finance and oil ministries and scattered glass and masonry across the streets.There was no clear claim of responsibility and while the attacks appeared to bear the hallmarks of an Islamist militant assault, analysts said it was too early to draw any conclusions.

NATO member Norway has been the target of threats before over its involvement in conflicts in Afghanistan and Libya.

The attack came just over a year after three men were arrested on suspicion of having links to al-Qaida and planning to attack targets in Norway. It came also less than three months after US forces killed Osama bin Laden in a raid on his hideout in Pakistan.

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