This is an informative thread to discuss and gather/share information about the tragic events that transpired in Oslo, the capital of Norway, Friday 22nd of July 2011. The bombing At approximately 15:26 local time, what has been discovered to be a car bomb exploded in the government block, outside the main government administration building. The blast was reportedly heard over 7km away. The main building was more or less destroyed by the blast, and almost all windows within two or three blocks of the blast were blown out. At the time of writing, 7 people are confirmed dead, but the police have stated that there are still people missing and body parts in the ruins. A man in a police uniform was reportedly observed in the area some time before the blast occured. The shooting Approximately two hours after the bombing, a man dressed as a police man, armed with a handgun and a rifle, both of unkown types, gained access to the Youth Labor Party political summer camp at Utøya. He claimed to be from the Police, needing to brief the participants, aged from 13 and up, about the events in central Oslo. After gathering the teenagers around him, he reportedly started systematically executing them. People hid in tents, in the woods and along the shoreline, he reportedly walked calmly around the island, shooting everyone he saw. The massacre ended after approximately 90 minutes, when a special task force convinced the shooter to give himself over. Some eye witness acounts claim that there was another shooter, the police will at the time of writing not deny the possibility, but nothing on this has developed today (23rd). At the time of writing, 85 participants have been confirmed dead, with several still unaccounted for. Who was behind it? A Norwegian man, named Anders Behring Breivik, was the person arrested at Utøya. At the time of writing, he as only acknowledged being at the island and in possession of guns. Evidence suggests that he is behind the bombing as well, due to eye witness accounts. He owns an agricultural company called Breivik Geofarm, and bought 6 tons or artifical fertilizer in May. It is suspected that this was a main ingredient of the bomb used at the government building, but we don't know much yet. Breivik is being charged as a terrorist, which carries the harshest possible sentencing under Norwegian law, 30 years with "forvaring" (in this case he will most likely never be released from prison). I can explain this system of sentencing more closely of people wish. According to his Facebook page, he considers himself a right-wing conservative Christian, although we do not know if the attacks were religious or politically motivated. In the last few years, he has been active at several right wing discussion forums and websites, speaking out against muslims and immigration in general. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Norway_attacks ----- I have attached some pictures of the area where the explosion happened. I have been watching the news for over 24 hours now, don't know what else to do.