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Obama calls for world cooperation to fight terrorism after Oslo attacks

07-23-2011 08:25 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday sent condolences to Norway in wake of the deadly bombing and shooting in its capital city of Oslo, calling on the world to work together to fight terrorism.

After a meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, Obama said "our hearts" go to the people of Norway, pledging to provide support to the investigation.

He said the attacks are a reminder that the whole world has "a stake" in stopping this kind of terror from happening.

"We have to work cooperatively together on intelligence and in terms of prevention of these kinds of horrible attacks," Obama said.

At least seven people have been confirmed dead and several others severely injured in a huge bomb explosion in downtown Oslo on Friday, local police said.

In an apparently related incident, a deadly shooting happened in the same day at Utoeya, an island south of Oslo where the ruling party's youth camp has been held. Some reports said a large number of bodies were seen at the scene, but police said they could not confirm any casualties yet.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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