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07-23-2011 14:43 BJT Special Report: Norway Shocked by Twin Attacks |

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stol-tenberg has briefed the world on his government's emergency response in the wake of the worst violence in the capital Oslo since World War Two.

The Prime Minister has vowed terrorists will not "destroy" his country. He said the government wouldn't speculate if an Islamic terrorist group is responsible. He said the priority for his government at the moment is to ensure that everyone who has been affected by the attack can get the necessary support.

He noted that the government would investigate the motive behind the attack and do its best to prevent such a tragedy from happening in the future. He also confirmed that the police have arrested a 32-year old suspect from the shooting and bomb attack.

But the police have not released his name. The Prime Minister paid tribute to those who had been killed and the emergency workers who tried to save them. Stolt-enberg said the messages of support from around the globe had helped the country. He urged intelligence agencies across the world to work together.

He said the country is experiencing deep sorrow at the moment, but it's  crucial for the people to stay united and help each other. He said the military has been assisting the police to maintaining peace and stability at this juncture.


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>


Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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