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Explosion in Oslo

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OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 16:04:04

No threads here yet?
It looks like a very big explosion, one fatality reported so far. May be terrorism but bbc saying that is speculation.

LisMcA Fri 22-Jul-11 16:08:35

Watching Sky News, at least 2 fatalities reported by police sad

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 16:17:51


NerfHerder Fri 22-Jul-11 16:23:20

Any idea which district?

LisMcA Fri 22-Jul-11 16:26:10

Just says centre of Oslo. Government buildings and tabloid newspaper offices effected.

LisMcA Fri 22-Jul-11 16:27:01

Was a bomb

NerfHerder Fri 22-Jul-11 16:30:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LisMcA Fri 22-Jul-11 16:33:09

oh no Nerf, how worring, one of the offices contained th PMs office.

LisMcA Fri 22-Jul-11 16:33:30

worrying very sorry

NerfHerder Fri 22-Jul-11 16:40:04

Hha- by some miracle he is on holiday elsewhere. Phew.
So sorry for all those families not so lucky. €m shaking here

ClaireDeLoon Fri 22-Jul-11 16:47:54

Awful. Do we have any Oslo mner's? Hope that if we do they/DP's are ok.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 17:30:43

also an attack at a youth camp. very frightening for people.

ClaireDeLoon Fri 22-Jul-11 17:32:39

Yes, just saw about children's camp, gunman dressed as policeman. What on earth is going on?

MonsterBookOfTysons Fri 22-Jul-11 17:34:32

OMG How awful shock sad

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 22-Jul-11 17:35:39

If the gunman is connected to the car bomb then it may be some kind of 'Hungerford' rampage situation rather than terrorism. Dreadful either way.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 18:02:58

seems to be directed against the ruling government as it was a political youth camp.

Kladdkaka Fri 22-Jul-11 18:10:35

Last week anti terrorism charges were filed against an Iraqi born cleric who issued death threats to polititians who are trying to deport him. That's the whisper on the grapevine here.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Jul-11 18:24:26

ok, that would make sense. Do you live in Norway? I'm sorry that your country (if you do) is going through this.

Kladdkaka Fri 22-Jul-11 18:30:00

I'm in Sweden, within weekly commuting distance of Oslo. Most of my neighbours are Norwegian. The Swedish primeminister told us all that today we are all Norwegians. Everyone is on high alert. My husband works in a nuclear facility close to the border, I might get more info when he gets in.

SeaShellsMyDogSmells Fri 22-Jul-11 18:34:24

The pm was meant to speak at that camp oybbk, there are twitter reports of kids swimming off the island and hiding in bushes sad

Luckily it's national holiday there otherwise the Oslo bomb would have been much much worse-it's like blowing up Whitehall.

Gunman reported Nordic in appearance so goodness know what the motive is

SeaShellsMyDogSmells Fri 22-Jul-11 18:35:24

4 confirm dead on island already sad

Fucking awful

tethersend Fri 22-Jul-11 18:38:42

More information here

Kladdkaka Fri 22-Jul-11 18:43:25

There are lots of images and videos on the Norwegian news site if anyone wants to look here:

moonstorm Fri 22-Jul-11 18:48:09

7 dead. Threats of 'more to come'

I don't know whether I'm more sad or angry. sad

Jihad mentioned blah blah blah angry

SeaShellsMyDogSmells Fri 22-Jul-11 18:53:36

Hey Moonstorm I hope all your family and friends are ok x

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