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China condemns deadly attacks in Norway

07-23-2011 11:53 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- China condemned the violent attacks in Norway that have claimed at least 87 lives so far, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said Saturday.

In a brief statement released by the ministry, Ma also expressed condolences to the victims of the attacks.

Two violent attacks hit the Scandinavian nation on Friday. A bomb exploded in downtown Oslo near government offices, killing seven people and hospitalizing 90 others. Hours later, a gunman dressed in police uniform went on a shooting rampage at the ruling party's youth camp on an island south of Oslo, killing at least 80 people. 


More on the attacks:


At least 80 killed in Norway massacre

Police have arrested the gunman, who wore a police uniform during the massacre and has suspected links to right-wing extremism. <Full story>




Major blast rocks Norway PM's office

A huge explosion went off near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo. Norway's national broadcaster NRK says at least seven people have been killed and two badly injured. <Full story>



Death toll rises to 84 in Norwegian island shooting

OSLO, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll rose to 84 in the shooting spree Friday at a youth camp on the island of Utoeya, some 40 km west of Oslo, police confirmed on Saturday. <Full story>


At least 87 killed in twin attacks in Norway, first suspect arrested

OSLO, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of the twin attacks Friday in Norway may surpass 87 after more victims were discovered in the shooting spree two hours after a bomb explosion that ripped buildings in the heart of Norway's government. <Full story>

At least 10 killed after shooting near Oslo

OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Local police had confirmed that at least 10 people were killed in a shooting attack in the Buskerud county, near Oslo, the capital, Norwegian News Agency reported later Friday. <Full story>

Domestic & Global reactions:

PM calls on Norwegians to stay together after deadly attacks

OSLO, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Friday called on its people to stay together after two deadly attacks, in which at least 17 people were killed earlier in the day. <Full story>

General Assembly president strongly condemns violence in Norway

UNITED NATIONS, July 22 (Xinhua) -- UN General Assembly President Joseph Deiss on Friday expressed shock over the deadly attacks in Norway and strongly condemned these attacks. <Full story>

Obama calls for world cooperation to fight terrorism after Oslo 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. <Full story>





Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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