Fortunately it seems as if no one has been killed...but I wonder who committed the bombing? Why does one suspect it as retaliation for the Muhammad cartoons? So much with "peace and tolerance"

Edit: it seems as if at least one person has been killed with scores injured.

Norway: Blast near prime minister's office in Oslo

The explosion caused damage to the offices of the Norwegian Prime Minister

 

A large explosion has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

At least one person was killed in the city centre blast, national broadcaster NRK reports.

The offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg were damaged extensively but he was reportedly unharmed.

At least eight people were injured, local media said. No-one has said they were behind the explosion.

Television footage from the scene showed rubble and glass from shattered windows in the streets - smoke was around some buildings. The wreckage of at least one car was in street.

All roads into the city centre have been closed, said the NRK, and security officials evacuated people from the area, fearing another blast.

Oistein Mjarum, head of communications for the Norwegian Red Cross, said his offices were close to the site of the explosion.

"There was a massive explosion which could be heard over the capital Oslo," he told the BBC.

'Complete chaos'

Mr Mjarum said there were fires burning in the prime minister's 17-storey building.

"This is a very busy area on Friday afternoon and there was a lot of people in the streets, and many people working in these buildings that are now burning," he said.

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Eyewitness Ole Tommy Pedersen said he was standing at a bus stop about 100m away from the blast.

"I saw three or four injured people being carried out of the building a few minutes later," Mr Pedersen told AP.

He said there was a cloud of smoke billowing from the lower floors.

An NRK journalist, Ingunn Andersen, said the headquarters of tabloid newspaper VG had also been damaged.

"I see that some windows of the VG building and the government headquarters have been broken. Some people covered with blood are lying in the street," AP quoted her as saying.

"It's complete chaos here. The windows are blown out in all the buildings close by."

Mr Mjarum said people were in shock in Oslo and across Norway.

"We have never had a terrorist attack like this in Norway - if that's what it is - but of course this has been a great fear for all Norwegians when they have seen what has been happening around the world."

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Comment by Michael Klein on July 22, 2011 at 12:48pm

Also: shooting at a socialist youth camp

Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 12:52pm

I don't get it?? We are talking about global terrorism here.

Comment by Michael Klein on July 22, 2011 at 12:53pm

some minister was present, it is probably related to the bomb

Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 1:07pm

OK - all jokes aside - Christians don't resort to terrorism.

Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 1:09pm

Actually - I am confused. Are you serious or are you joking? What are you talking about?

Comment by Stephen Walski on July 22, 2011 at 1:09pm

Christians don't resort to terrorism.

 

 

Really??

 

  • December 25, 1984: An abortion clinic and two physicians' offices in Pensacola, Florida were bombed in the early morning of Christmas Dayby a quartet of young people (Matt Goldsby, Jimmy Simmons, Kathy Simmons, Kaye Wiggins) who later called the bombings "a gift to Jesus on his birthday."[15][16][17]
  • May 21, 1998: Three people were injured when acid was poured at the entrances of five abortion clinics in Miami, Florida.[18]
  • October 1999: Martin Uphoff set fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, causing US$100 worth of damage. He was later sentenced to 60 months in prison.[19]
  • May 28, 2000: An arson at a clinic in Concord, New Hampshire resulted in several thousand dollars' worth of damage. The case remains unsolved.[20][21][22] This was the second arson at the clinic.[23]
  • September 30, 2000: John Earl, a Catholic priest, drove his car into the Northern Illinois Health Clinic after learning that the FDA had approved the drug RU-486. He pulled out an ax before being forced to the ground by the owner of the building who fired two warning shots from a shotgun.[24]
  • June 11, 2001: An unsolved bombing at a clinic in Tacoma, Washington destroyed a wall, resulting in US$6000 in damages.[19]
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Comment by Michael Klein on July 22, 2011 at 1:12pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14252515

 

he bomb was followed by a shooting incident near Oslo at a youth meeting of the Labour Party which Mr Stoltenberg(PM) leads.

Unconfirmed reports said a man dressed as a police officer had opened fire indiscriminately, injuring five.

 

PM is safe

Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 1:12pm

MICHAEL, YOU ARE FUCKING SERIOUS. I APOLOGIZE FOR MY TONE. I WAS CONFUSED AS TO WHAT YOU WERE SAYING. CAN YOU GIVE ME DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED AT THE YOUTH CAMP?

Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 1:15pm

Stephen, when individual Christians resort to the rare abortion bombing or killing an abortion doctor - they are shunned by other Christians in the community. They are not glorified and given high status or considered martyrs when they are executed. In fact - they go to jail for life or face execution (although I am against the death penalty). Individual acts do not constitute what Islamic terrorism is - acts on a global scale by terrorists and the organizations they are a part of.

Comment by Michael Klein on July 22, 2011 at 1:15pm

Suspect currently is a crazy ex-terrorist named Mullah Kreker or some extreme-right group(although this counts as gossip currently)

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