Explosions in Oslo, government HQs damaged

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  1. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    BBC News says 8 injured, but fortunately no deaths reported as of yet.

    Horrible news, I wonder who did this?
     
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    I don't know what to say except, appalling, appalling. How awful and shocking and traumatic for you. I know and love Scandinavia, its values and ethos, respect for life, civic values and nature.

    FWIW, I have very good friends who work as public servants in two different ministries in Oslo.

    Awful.
     
  4. Heilage thread starter macrumors 68030

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    One dead confirmed now, and reports of covered up bodies...

    Apparently there is a fire coming from to levels below the building, some say it was a car bomb.
     
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    It's insane. They've confirmed it was a bomb.

    Thankfully, to the best of my knowledge no one I know has been hurt. The political impact of this is going to be massive.
     
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    Here are some graphic pictures (with some bodies so warning, could cause distress).
     
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    My thoughts are with the people of Norway. May there be little loss of life.
     
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    This is insane. Reportedly, there are two bombs that have gone off. Unknown number of casualties, many wounded.

    On another and maybe related note, someone impersonating a police officer has started shooting people (injuries have apparently been confirmed) at the Labour Youth Party summer camp. Not much details are known, but it seems to be related.
     
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    Terrorism no doubt ... to the people of Norway, stay strong, we wish everyone well
     
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    AP Article on Yahoo's front page is saying 2 dead for sure. Also made a tie-in to a Muslim cleric threatening violence if he was deported, as he had terror chrages filed against him.

    Also,
    We feel for them, but we're all glad you're OK.
     
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    You'll probably hear more sooner than we do. Please keep us informed.
     
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    According to the police:

    So far 7 dead in the explosion.

    As far as Utøya there are no official amount of dead nor injured, but the media are talking about several dead.
     
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    I'm glad to hear you're ok. I've been following the story through Politiken.dk; the impression I get from the Danes is that they can't figure out why Norway would be a target (pretty common view, really...). Scandinavia in general doesn't make sense, but if anywhere, there, then Denmark (recall the cartoons that caused such an uproar a few years ago...). This assumes that it was radical islamists again, though--and I guess it's too soon to know.

    Be safe :)
     
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    As far as the person arrested there are no official statements, but witnesses that have been interviewed have described him as blond, 185-190 cm tall, and speaking norwegian.


    So far there's been no statements about who may be behind this terrorist attack.
     
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    Eye witnesses say there are 25-30 dead kids at Utøya.

    This is so unreal. I have friends out there, last I heard they were safe, but that's hours ago...
     
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    I hope they catch the scumbags who are responsible for this.
     
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    Two of my former students were supposed to be at Utøya. :(
     
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    We already caught the guy at Utøya, they say he is responsible or majorly connected to both incidents.

    If there are others, we will hunt them down like the bottom feeding animals they are.
     
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    CNN is reporting 8 deaths :(
    I hope everyone in Norway is okay :(
     
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    Lots of mixed reports about the shootings, but most are saying between 10 and 30 injured/deaths. Really shocking, nobody seems to have claimed responsibility yet- surely that must come soon?
     
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    Celebrate the good times, mourn in private, do let the morons see the tears, but only the laughter of our spirit in the face of their pathetic resolve to try to break us all.

    Stay strong!
     
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    What a horrible day!
    I live 2 miles from the blast zone, and heard the explosion when I walked home from the grocery store. A massive bang followed by a lot of smoke. I jumped on the tram to see what happened (curious as I am) and more or less ended in a war zone, blasted windows, bloody people, ...

    I was informed what had happened and returned back home. As you understand I am safe, but pretty shocked.

    7 confirmed killed in Oslo and 10 confirmed killed at Utøya. But I am not surprised if the numbers go up.
    R.I.P. :(
     

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