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At least 80 killed in Norway massacre

07-23-2011 14:29 BJT Special Report:Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

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In Norway, the death toll has risen to at least 80 from a shooting spree at an island youth camp. Police have arrested the gunman, who wore a police uniform during the massacre and has suspected links to right-wing extremism.

Black Friday for Norway.

Hundreds of young people were attending the summer camp organized by the youth wing of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party on the Island of Utoya, 35 kilometers northwest of Oslo.

Jorgen Benone, Youth Camp Participant, said, "We went to eat inside the dining hall when we heard panic down by the water. People were jumping out of windows and running everywhere in all directions, terrified for their life. The gunman was dressed as a policeman and he was trying to ensure that he was kind of helping us. He called for us to come over. He had a rifle that he used to shoot. I saw people being shot. It was total chaos."

Hundreds of young people were attending the summer camp organized by the youth
wing of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party on the Island of Utoya, 35
kilometers northwest of Oslo.

It took investigators several hours to realize the full scope of Friday's massacre.

Oystein Maeland, Police Director, said, "One reason why we haven't released more information until now was because it has taken time to search the area. It goes without saying that this gives some dimensions to the incident that are exceptional. It is important to us, in this critical phase, to ensure that relatives are taken care of properly."

Police warn the death toll could rise further.

Amateur video showed rescue teams on the island helping victims - some appearing to be badly injured, or even dead.

Police haven't released the name of the gunman, but Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified him as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik, adding that police searched his Oslo apartment overnight.

The suspect's background puzzles Norway police: the blond and blue-eyed Norwegian is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but no known links to hardcore extremists.

 

More on the attacks:

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>

 

 

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>

 

 

Hundreds of young people were attending the summer camp organized by the youth wing
of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party on the Island of Utoya, 35
kilometers northwest of Oslo.

The normally tranquil Scandinavian nation of Norway was fitting itself into the
mood for a relaxed weekend, when two attacks shocked its people as never before.

The normally tranquil Scandinavian nation of Norway was fitting itself into the
mood for a relaxed weekend, when two attacks shocked its people as never before.
The normally tranquil Scandinavian nation of Norway was fitting itself into the
mood for a relaxed weekend, when two attacks shocked its people as never before.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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