Dual attacks in Norway
July 22nd, 2011
10:20 PM ET

At least 87 dead after pair of attacks in Norway; suspect in custody

[Update: 10:20 p.m. ET, 4:20 a.m. Oslo] At least 80 people are dead as a result of a rampage Friday on Norway's Utoya Island, police said Saturday.

Norwegian authorities say the attack, which occurred at the ruling Labour Party's youth camp on an island outside the capital, was linked to a bombing earlier Friday in the heart of Oslo.

The death toll from the bombing still stands at 7, Norwegian Police spokesman Are Frykholm told CNN.

A 32-year-old Norwegian man is in custody, he said.

"For now we have arrested one person and he is being held in custody and we are investigating further based on information we're getting from him," he said.

Q&A: Why Norway?

[Update: 8:15 p.m. ET, 2:15 a.m. Oslo] The scene after a bomb exploded in the center of Oslo on Friday reminded New Yorker Ian Dutton of what he witnessed after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States.

The scale of the Oslo explosion was smaller than that of 9/11, but the stunned feeling and confusion in the aftermath were eerily similar.

"Seeing the emergency response gives me that same feeling in my spine of being in someone's crosshairs," Dutton said.

Read more witness accounts of the blast in Oslo

[Update: 6:54 p.m. ET, 12:54 a.m. Oslo]The official death toll as a result of Friday's explosion in Oslo stands at 7 and 90 people have been hospitalized, a spokesman for the city's mayor said.

Police have finished searching damaged buildings for dead and injured, spokesman Erik Hansen said. One of the city government's chief concerns overnight is finding shelter for the numerous elderly people whose homes were damaged in the blast, Hansen said.

[Update: 5:40 p.m. ET, 11:40 p.m. Oslo] Undetonated explosives were found on Utoya Island, where a gunman opened fire earlier in the day on a Labour Party Youth Camp, Oslo, Norway, acting Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim said late Friday night.

Authorities believe the man traveled to the island from Oslo, where at least seven were killed in a bombing in the city center. The suspect, a 32-year-old Norwegian, was taken into custody after he killed or wounded an unknown number of people, Sponheim said.

[Update: 5:07 p.m. ET, 11:07 p.m. Oslo] A Norwegian man was arrested Friday in connection with attacks in Norway, officials said at a press conference Friday.

Norwegian Justice Minister Knut Storberget said Friday that he was not familiar with "any threats connected to these attacks," a reference to a large explosion in Oslo and a mass shooting on Utoya Island.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg added that it is "too early to say anything about motives."

[Update: 5:02 p.m. ET, 11:02 p.m. Oslo] Norway will stand together after a pair of deadly attacks Friday and won't be bombed into silence, the country's prime minister said Friday.

"I have a message to those who attacked us. A message from the whole of Norway. You won’t destroy us. You won't destroy our democracy. We are a small but proud nation. No one can bomb us to silence. No one can scare us from being Norway," Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said.

"And when tomorrow comes, let’s show the world that the Norwegian democracy still stands strong. The most important thing tonight is to take care of each other."

[Update: 4:12 p.m. ET, 10:12 p.m. Oslo] At least 9 people were killed in a shooting Friday at Norway's ruling party youth camp on Utoya Island, police in Norway said.

The two attacks are definitely linked, a police spokesman said. The person detained in Utoya was allegedly seen around the government building at time of explosion. The man, who is still being questioned, is tall with blonde hair, “Nordic appearance,” police said.

Elsewhere, New York City's police department deployed "critical response vehicles and other resources" Friday to protect the consulates of Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden after a pair of deadly attacks in Norway, Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne said.

Police in New York, which was a site of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, are monitoring events in Norway "for further details and possible motives, but we have no information at this time indicating a specific threat against New York City," Browne said Friday.

[Update: 4:04 p.m. ET, 10:04 p.m. Oslo] A US official says it is still “really unclear” who is behind the explosion and shootings in Norway.

“This doesn’t have the hallmarks of a big sophisticated attack,” the official said.

The official also said it is not clear whether the Norwegian Prime Minister was the target or whether it was someone or something else.

A U.S. counter-terrorism official also said it is "too early in the game" to know who is responsible for the attacks. The official said there had been nothing to lead officials to believe something was imminent in Norway.

[Update: 3:08 p.m. ET, 9:08 p.m. Oslo] Oslo University Hospital confirmed they have 11 people seriously wounded from the attack in downtown in the hospital.

They also now have eight people wounded from the shooting on the island. The hospital could not provide the condition of those eight people.

[Update: 3:08 p.m. ET, 9:08 p.m. Oslo] Emily Anderson of Fargo, North Dakota, was in a store a block from the blast with a younger sister and a younger cousin.

“You could see tons of smoke pouring out of this building. It was extremely loud. Two actual noises. We just took off. Nobody knew what was going on," she told CNN. "Everybody was standing around in shock. My instinct was to grab the girls and run back to the hotel to be with the family. We made it back to the hotel in a minute. I thought we were going to die. It was scary. It felt like 9/11.”

Four blocks away, Dawn Lubka was in her hotel room at the Comfort Hotel Børsparken when the blast went off. At first she just assumed it was a construction accident, as there are lots of new buildings and a new opera center going up on the block. When she talked to the concierge and looked online, she found out what had really happened.

“I asked the concierge, politically, why would they have bombings here?" she she told CNN after submitting an iReport. "The Norwegians couldn’t believe that it could be a bombing in their city. He said, honestly, ‘It’s because we’re friends with you. Because [Norway] is helping with troops in Afghanistan.’”

[Update: 2:39 p.m. ET, 8:39 p.m. Oslo] U.S. President Barack Obama extended his condolences to the victims of the violence in Norway on Friday, saying the incidents are "a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring."

Obama said the United States is prepared to assist in Norway's response to the violence.

"Our hearts go out to them," he said.

[Update: 2:37 p.m. ET, 8:37 p.m. Oslo] Jane Owen, the British ambassador to Norway, told CNN that the attacks today signifies a new reality for the country.

"Like many other countries, Norway has been working to combat the risk of terrorism," she said. "But as we all have experienced, you can never be totally prepared for the horror and tragedy that unfolds when you have a major terror incident."

[Update: 1:58 p.m. ET, 7:58 p.m. Oslo] Seven people were killed in an explosion in downtown Oslo, Norway, on Friday, police said. Two people were severely injured, they said.

[Update: 1:46 p.m. ET, 7:46 p.m. Oslo] Fabian Stang, the mayor of Oslo, Norway told CNN that "this situation is under control, but it's been a terrible day."

"Today we think about the people in all other parts of the world who have been in the same situation," Stang said. "We are of course shocked."

He confirmed police reports that there was a bomb attack, but said they were unsure if it was a terror attack.

"It's a terrible situation" either way, he said.

Stang said he was also distraught about the shooting at the youth camp where young people had been killed.

"They are 16, 17 years old and they should not be treated like that," he said of some victims.

Stang said while he felt in some ways the city had been under attack, Oslo would prevail.

"We will take the city back," he said.

[Update: 1:54 p.m. ET, 7:54 p.m. Oslo] Two people are confirmed dead and 15 injured in an explosion in central Oslo on Friday, police told CNN on Friday. Police are urging the public to limit the use of cell phones in order to keep networks free.

A political adviser for Norway's Labour Party told CNN that Norwegian media were reporting that seven people were killed and more very badly wounded.

[Update: 1:46 p.m. ET, 7:46 p.m. Oslo] NATO's Secretary General strongly condemned the attack in Norway.

"On behalf of NATO, I condemn in the strongest possible terms the heinous acts of violence in Norway. I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the Norwegian government, the Norwegian people and the families and loved ones of all those who suffered in these cruel and cowardly acts," the statement said. "Our solidarity with Norway remains steadfast. NATO countries stand united in the battle against these acts of violence."

[Update: 1:38 p.m. ET, 7:38 p.m. Oslo] The police have good reason to believe there is a link between the shooting on an island where a Labour Party youth camp was taking place and an explosion in central Oslo earlier, police spokesman Bjorn Erik Sem-Jacobsen tells Norwegian state broadcaster NRK.

He is the spokesman for the police station nearest to Utoya island, where the camp is being held. The prime minister, whose office was badly damaged by the blast, leads Norway's Labour Party.

[Update: 1:30 p.m. ET, 7:30 p.m. Oslo] Morten Vaage was about 800 meters away from the explosion in Oslo when it happened. Before that, he’d been at a parade to welcome his brother and other soldiers back from Afghanistan.

“The Norwegian Defense Minister was there to address the soldiers, and emphasized how lucky we are to live in this country of Norway, where we are safe and free. She emphasized how much our effort means in order to build a safe and free country in Afghanistan, and again linked this to our good life in Norway,” Vaage, an iReporter said, noting the sharp contrast between her words and the subsequent explosion.

“It did not feel like Norway,” he said. “I heard the explosion and the whole central [train] station shook...people were shocked, some were crying, some were bleeding."

[Update: 1:23 p.m. ET, 7:23 p.m. Oslo] One person has been arrested on a Norwegian island where someone dressed as a policeman has been firing at a Labour Youth Party Camp, a police representative tells Norwegian state broadcaster NRK. Witnesses tell NRK the scene is chaotic and many shots have been fired.

[Update: 1:10 p.m. ET, 7:10 p.m. Oslo] NRK journalist Linda Reinholdsen told CNN she was told many of the youth have been evacuated from the mainland island where a shooter has opened fire. But not much more detail than that is known.

Reinholdsen also said that there is an indication that the death toll may climb from the blasts.

"There are still a lot of people dead inside the government building,” she said. “There are going to be a lot of people injured, a lot of people dead.”

[Update: 1:08 p.m. ET, 7:08 p.m. Oslo] Heide Bronke, a State Department Spokesperson, said the U.S. condemns "these despicable acts of violence."

"We are continuing to monitor the situation, including the safety and security of U.S. citizens," Bronke said. "Our hearts are with the victims and their families, and we have reached out to the Norwegian Government to express our condolences."

The U.S. has no confirmation of U.S. citizens who were hurt, she said.

[Update: 1:05 p.m. ET, 7:05 p.m. Oslo] National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor tells CNN: “The president was briefed on the explosion and reported shootings in Oslo by Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan.

[Update: 12:51 p.m. ET, 6:51 p.m. Oslo] iReporter Ulrik Fredrik Thyve said he was in his office when the blast occurred.

“The explosion was immense. My office felt like it contracted, expanded and windows were blown all over the building. Dust, smoke, people [were] bleeding everywhere. I walked out and towards ground zero to see if there was anything to do,” he said.

Thyve, who is also a freelance photographer, took some pictures of the area.

“Police evacuated us all,” he said.

[Update: 12:50 p.m. ET, 6:50 p.m. Oslo] A person dressed as a policeman has fired shots at the Labour Party Youth Camp on Utoya Island in Norway, Norwegian state broadcaster NRK and the press representative for the Norwegian state secretary said Friday. Many people are injured.

NRK says the shooting is continuing. It says there are about 700 people at the camp.

The location of Utoya Island in Norway, where a shooter has apparently fired shots at a youth camp.

[Update: 12:48 p.m. ET, 6:48 p.m. Oslo] Shots were fired at an Oslo youth meeting following the blast, police told Reuters, quoted by CNN TV. No further details were available.

A reporter with State TV broadcaster NRK is reporting that there is mass confusion within the city. The cause of the blast remains unknown, and no one has claimed responsibility.

CNN terrorism analyst Paul Cruickshank said it was far too early to draw any conclusions on whether it was terrorism and who would carry it out. But, he said, by looking at the extent of the damage, it was plain to see the hallmarks of a major attack.

Cruickshank said that in recent months, there had been increased "chatter" about Norway, which had been investigating militants suspected of being linked to al Qaeda.

Norway also drew the ire of al Qaeda for publishing the controversial political cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that appeared in a Danish newspaper and sparked outrage in the militant Islamic community.

The Scandinavian country also plays a part in NATO's operation in Afghanistan, and now, in Libya.

Norway has been largely spared from terrorism. But last December, an attempted suicide bombing in Stockholm shocked neighboring Sweden.

In July of last year, Norwegian authorities announced the arrests of three suspects in connection with an investigation into terrorist plots in New York and the United Kingdom.

The three were suspected of plotting terrorist attacks and having connections to al Qaeda, the prime minister's office said at the time.

Stoltenberg, who has been prime minister since October 2005, heads a coalition government made up of the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party.

[Update: 12:31 p.m. ET, 6:31 p.m. Oslo] iReporter Ian Dutton of New York told CNN when the explosion occurred he was sleeping in his hotel room. "The concussion was [such] that I felt like my bed was struck by lightning … I thought it was an earthquake but Norway is not prone to earthquakes," he said.

He said immediately after the blast, people on the streets seemed stunned.“There wasn’t even initial panic, but more of a shock or ‘how could this be?” he said.

The streets in the blast zone were strangely quiet after the commotion, he said. "Generally it’s a pretty-hopping downtown area, but not now," he said. "The bystanders are being kept quite a distance away."

The site of Friday's blast in Oslo, Norway.

[Update: 12:11 p.m. ET, 6:11 p.m. Oslo] State TV broadcaster NRK confirmed at least two people are dead following an explosion that rocked downtown Oslo, Norway.

[Update: 12:08 p.m. ET, 6:08 p.m. Oslo] Asgeir Ueland, a journalist with Norwegian state broadcaster, said as soon as the explosion occurred it smelled like a burned tire and he knew it wasn't just a gas explosion.

"I knew right away it was an explosion," Ueland told CNN.

Ueland, who said he has reported in the Middle East, compared attacks he has seen there to what he experienced Friday in Norway.

"This was bigger than anything I've seen," he said of other blasts he's seen.

Ueland described the reaction as groups of people in a state of shock.

"There were a lot of people running away crying and screaming," Ueland said.

[Update: 12:02 a.m. ET, 6:02 p.m. Oslo] Joakim Vars Nilsem told CNN that after the blast many people in Oslo were simply in panic and trying to figure out if there was an attack or an explosion going on.

“First of all we just felt tremendous pressure … people were just in shock … they didn’t understand where it was," he said. "People are trying to be calm … we just don’t know what happened right now.”

[Update: 11:53 a.m. ET, 5:53 p.m. Oslo] Ian Dutton, an airline pilot who arrived in Oslo Friday, heard a powerful blast and observed the aftermath from the vantage point of his 28th floor hotel room.

"It rocked me out of bed," he said.

Dutton, who lives in New York City, said that the scene reminded him of what he witnesses on September 11, 2001 there.

"Seeing the emergency response gives me that same feeling in my spine of being in someone's crosshairs," he said.

Ian Dutton, an iReporter, took this photo of the blast in Norway from his hotel room.

The building that suffered the explosion had a heliport on its roof, and now had beams hanging from it, Dutton, an iReporter, said. Most of the windows were blown off and curtains were dangling.

"I can see the warped metal of the building," he said.

There was a line of yellow ambulances by the scene, and a police cordon that kept onlookers back.

"I didn't know Oslo had so many ambulances," he said.

[Update: 11:46 a.m. ET, 5:46 p.m. Oslo] Jon Martin Larsen, head of media for the Norwegian Red Cross, told CNN: "The Norwegian Red Cross has established its own crisis team and is in contact with the municipality of Oslo and the police, ready to assist with whatever they need of first aiders, rescue teams, ambulance or caretakers either in the city center or at the hospitals."

[Update: 11:23 a.m. ET, 5:23 p.m. Oslo] A bomb exploded in a government area, a press officer at Oslo Police Station confirmed to CNN.

“There has been a bomb explosion in the government area," the officer said. "At least one person is dead and a number of people are injured, we don’t have the exact number yet."

Medics treat some of the injured at the scene of an explosion in Oslo, Norway.

But that spokesperson said so far they don't know what the cause was.

"We don’t know if this comes from a terrorist action, we don’t know yet. We don’t know exactly how many explosions were yet," the spokesperson said. "Oslo Center has been evacuated."

People rush to help what appears to be an injured woman after a blast in Oslo, Norway.

A U.S. official says it is too soon to tell what caused the explosion in Oslo or whether it is a terrorist attack. The possibility of terrorism is always a concern because of the ongoing threat from al Qaeda to launch attacks in Europe.

[Update: 11:21 a.m. ET, 5:21 p.m. Oslo] Hans Kristian Amundsen, state secretary of Norway, said the country's prime minister was safe and working at an undisclosed location.

[Update: 11:03 a.m. ET, 5:03 p.m. Oslo]  Norwegian state broadcaster NRK says at least one person has died after a huge explosion rocked the center of the capital, Oslo. Dozens more are being treated in hospitals, NRK said, and all roads leading to the center of Oslo have been blocked.

A photo posted on Twitter via photo service Yfrog.com shows damage from a blast in Norway.

[Update: 11:00 a.m. ET, 5:00 p.m. Oslo] A hotel worker in Oslo's Grand Hotel, about a five-minute walk from the government building, said everyone in the hotel felt and heard the explosion, which felt like someone was shaking the entire building.

"It's crazy," she said, not wanting to be identified because she is not authorized to speak to the media on behalf of the hotel. "This happens in the big world, not in Oslo. I'm shocked."

Vivian Paulsen, media adviser for the Norwegian Red Cross, lives 20 minutes away from the center of Oslo in the northern outskirts of the city. She said she heard a "huge blast."

"I heard the big bang, I didn't think it was anything serious. I can still see smoke coming up from the place," she said, watching from her apartment balcony. She also heard sirens and ambulances.

As for Oslo, she said what others have been saying: Events like this don't happen in the northern European capital.

"There's occasional arrests of terror suspects we read about in the paper, or people planning something. I can hear ambulances and sirens."

[Update: 10:48 a.m. ET, 4:48 p.m. Oslo]
Nick Soubiea, an American-Swedish tourist in Oslo, told CNN he was less than 100 yards from the blast, which he described as deafening.

"It was almost in slow motion, like a big wave that almost knocked us off our chairs," he said. "It was extremely frightening."

He said the streets were crowded with people trying to get away from the center of the city. "There are people running down the streets, people crying, everyone's on their cell phones calling home," he said.

Crowds evacuate from downtown Oslo, Norway after an explosion.

[Update: 10:47 a.m. ET, 4:47 p.m. Oslo] A spokesperson for the Legevakten Hospital in Oslo, Norway confirmed the blasts in the downtown area but said they weren't sure how bad it was.

"Right now we are not too sure what has happened, we are watching the news and talking to the other hospitals," the spokesperson said. "We don’t know what caused it or how many people are injured."

[Update: 10:36 a.m. ET, 4:36 p.m. Oslo]  One explosion happened near a government building housing the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, said the reporter, Linda Reinholdsen. Another hit near the Norwegian parliament, she said.

A photo posted on Twitpic and then on Twitter shows damage from the blasts in Norway.

Several buildings in Oslo were on fire, she said, and smoke was pouring from them.

Gibbs, the journalist with Reuters, said he believes one explosion happened on an upper floor of a main government building. He said it blew out every window on the side of the building where the blast occurred.

One of the blasts damaged the Oil Ministry and left it in flames, he said.

[Update: 10:16 a.m. ET, 4:16 p.m. Oslo] At least one of the explosions happened near some government buildings, said Walter Gibbs, a journalist with Reuters. He said he saw eight injured people, including two or three with serious wounds and one who looked dead. Reuters reported that the prime minister was safe.

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[Update: 10:11 a.m. ET, 4: 11 p.m Oslo] A second blast was heard in central Oslo shortly after an initial explosion rocked the city, a reporter for Norwegian state broadcaster NRK told CNN Friday. Linda Reinholdsen said there was a state of confusion in the city and several government buildings were affected.

See photos from Norway state TV.

[10 a.m. ET, 4 p.m. Oslo] An explosion rocked a part of central Oslo, Norway, on Friday, state TV reported. State TV broadcaster NRK said on its website that windows in several buildings had been blown out and people were in the street bleeding. News reports suggest the government building has been affected.

soundoff (2,836 Responses)
  1. OceanLight

    Praying for Norway. Praying that no one is hurt. Please cherish your Lutheran tradition, the source of your well-being.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • kevin

      Lutheran?? What church kook-aid you been drinking? Try nordic/pagan traditions that have nothing to do with your fairy in the sky.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Epsilon

      No, most of us aren't religious. But by all means, I look at christians as "allies"

      July 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • John McClane

      the muslim terrorists that like to kill people pray a lot, too.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Oipoistar

      @John, i see what you did there. Well played sir!

      July 22, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Some other norwegian guy

      Any type of religion is retarded, regardless.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • petercha

      Amen, Ocean, we should all be praying for Norway today.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • BS

      Ummm, Kevn, Lutheranism is the state religion of Norway and has been for awhile now. There hasn't been pagans in any significant numbers since about 900AD.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas S

      Only 30% of Norwegians are Religious, and thats including all religions.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • mfm321

      May the Blessed Mother watch over you and Jesus take care of the Norwegians in this awful time

      July 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulz

      I like how people blame religion for violence when history has proved that humans will use anything to promote violence.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • jevil

      Norway is not a religious country. More than half of the country is not affiliated or practice any religion.

      July 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • L. Šafránek

      Like i say, this is work of Israel – Jews want broke voting in UN about Palestine arab independent state.
      And this is best way – make fear from arabs across to Europe and USA...

      See this:
      jews kill many european people http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Guinness,_1st_Baron_Moyne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folke_Bernadotte & want help Nazi germany with war agains British empire: http://cs.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soubor:SternGang-Doc-Nazi-Collaboration.jpg

      and who say "This is not true" is naive idiot...

      July 23, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. jim

    Thank goodness no one was hurt.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Ike

      A little early to be declaring that no one was hurt since the explosions occurred less than 20 minutes ago. And, the report did state people were in the street bleeding. Way to early to draw any conclusions until more information is in.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Ike

      Correction – too early instead of to early. Typo on my part.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Jonny

      At least 8 peoples inured..

      July 22, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • k

      1 person confirmed dead – so far.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      several people are dead, many injured.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • worried

      at least 7 confirmed dead, and several people are sereously damaged

      July 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Otto

    The office of the Norwegian prime minister is heavily damaged.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. John McClane

    One of my best friends is a Norwegian. Now they can join the rest of us.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe B-b-b-b-bob


      July 22, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Oleg

    Norway and its people are wonderful. We will be praying for them.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Ckbabs

      As will I. I truly hope the damage was minial and the death toll zero... aside from the bombers.
      So sad that no nation is safe from extremists.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Lulz

      We will just ignore the part of history where they supported the Nazis.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • norwegian

      Thank you, I'm norwegian and from oslo, this day has really been horrible.

      And Luis, no we never supported the nazis, Norway was occupied by the nazis.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulz

      The Nazis were able to establisha puppert government that carried out atrocities in their name. I will give the norwegians credit for fighting back using underground tactics. Hopefully your country learned a lesson and established a strong military to prevent such things in the future.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. karen furong

    Muslims? How do you know?

    July 22, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury


      July 22, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob1

      ...from their resume....and history......

      July 22, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • SarahTonin

      Possibly the Red Cross?

      July 22, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. J.P

    Muslims should not be attacking any countries, especially India. India does not need a reason to use nuclear weapons on Pakistan, United States should do a much better job at killing off terrorists, they wasted so much money to find Bin Laden, when India knew where he was the whole time.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Charmy

      Dnt blame muslims for evry blasts v dnt hav anythng to do with blasts or terrorists v r peace n lovng people ,v muslims r not terrorists

      July 22, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Bob1

      Regretfully, unless and until you and others who claim that a good portion of Muslims are not terrorists prove otherwise, and/or stop the ones that are giving you a bad image...there isn't much to be said. Actions speak louder then words....always.

      July 22, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Nodack

      Prove that all Muslims aren't terrorists? Prove that all Catholic Preists aren't child molesters? Timothy McVae was a Catholic a US soldier and a terrorist. Prove to me that all ex US soldiers aren't terrorists.

      There are billions of Muslims on planet Earth and some of them dont like the west dor whatever reasons and became terrorists to make their point. I don't think their point is getting through because instead of asking ourselves why did we make these people so mad at us that they would devote their lives to killing us, we instead say look at these Muslim people attacking us for no reason, they must all be evil so we should just wipe them off the map. I know that's what a lot of people think and that makes you no better than the leader of Iran saying all Jews need to be wiped off the map.

      All Muslims aren't terrorists. All Catholic Preists aren't child molesters. All ex US military aren't terrorists. All Democrats aren't on welfare. Not all Republicans hate everybody.

      Whoever did this attack will probably want to take responsibility for it, otherwise it was a waste of time.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dover USMC

      But the other priests who protect and hide their child molesting friend don't deserve nothing? The same as Muslims protecting people they know are sitting around helping organize attacks like these. Of course not all Muslims are terrorists, but unless governments actually become serious about the War on Terror these terrorists are operating freely in places we cannot go to because other Muslims are protecting them. Sadly Oslo wont be the turning point. Even another 3,000 victim attack like 9/11 will be either. But eventually if left unchecked which it will, the Liberals will not have a following anymore about the matter. If it goes on too long it will start to seem that Islam = Terrorist.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • petercha

      Most muslims aren't terrorists, but the vast majority of terrorists are muslim!

      July 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Bob, regrettably I guess I must agree with you.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • JNZ

      Keep spreading hatred and turning the world into the hell... This is what you want. Just minute after the bombing whose responsible is not yet known, and you dumb people start point on muslims.
      Those crazies who are saying totally against muslims should learn that God is there everywhere.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob1

      Excuse me....have you been reading the news for the past three decades?

      July 22, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bemused

      what color is the sky in your candy-coated world?

      July 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Smith

      Guess it's a wake-up call for Norway – these terrorist vermin exist everywhere. Gotta exterminate 'em all and clean 'em outta their nests. They're like roaches – filthy and useless.

      My sympathies to the families of the victims. More proof that the entire world needs to come together to wipe out these Godless swine. Maybe it's time we started thinking about the abolition of the entire Muslim religion. I mean, seriously, if it's that easily misinterpreted, it's probably time to wipe it off the map. One less problem in the world.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Joe, that's just dumb. Terrorists want you to rush out and fall into some easy trap. Christians murder people all the time; should we abolish and exterminate them, too? The "terror" part of terrorism means they want to alarm you and make you draw false conclusions. How do you know this ain't the North Koreans or the Iranians framing al-Qaeda for a little game of "let's you and him fight?" Don't rush in, close in slow with the rifles ready and some backup and aerial cover coming, and after you're sure your intel's correct.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy Lester

      Source for this statement bubba: . "Christians murder people all the time" OR is it just another example of liberal blather bashing Christians talking points.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      To beat them, we need to declare war on the countries that protect them. If we destroy the governments that fund them, we will wipe them out.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • rob

      sup hitler. you sound almost exactly like him you stupid idiot

      July 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elijah

      Do you really believe 1% of what comes outta your mouth? Unbelieveable. I can believe my cousin died in Iraq for a rat like you to post the most outlandish cr_p ever.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      You sound exactly like a Muslim terrorist.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandra

      it was al-quaida. they threatened that if norway doesn't remove their soldiers from afghanistan blood will pour in our streets...

      July 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Easttex

      You know Charmy, I'm getting a little tired of the carnage caused by these peace loving muslims.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dallasboy

      It is not necessary for all to be terrosists.... Every citizen of the country need not be in the army..

      July 22, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hollywood Hick

      Unless you want to run with the (as not yet adopted) U.S. policy whereby anyone who is a Liberal automatically goes to the Russian Front. Now THAT would be great policy.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candice

      In my opinion anything like this causes terror, therefore the person who did it is a terrorist. Wether they belong to a group or not it is a horrible act and caused sheer terror

      July 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • noart

      Agreed, terror is terror.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      Try using English next time, Charmy.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rowdy Boots

      Dear Rowdy,

      No wonder Obama is so confused about who is our enemy and who is our Ally.

      There are so many terroist religions, we cannot keep track of them.

      Thanks for counting them for us.

      have a nice day

      July 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Jeez, it's almost like there on some sort of Crusade(s), eh Rowdy?

      July 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • NorCalMojo

      You need to brush up on your history, John. The crusades were a response to Islamic aggression and Arab expansionism.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amnon

      So all the knights from England and Scotlang and France and Germany travelled thousands of miles to liberate the middle east from the aggression and expansion of...the people of the middle east?

      July 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • YeomanDroid

      No kidding. Many people forget that in 711 AD the Muslims invaded Western Europe (Spain) and had it not been for the Battle of Poitiers/Tours, there would be no freedom in the west today, just the tyranny and oppression of the arab culture.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • nate

      Exactly, people always leave out that little tidbit of history and pretend that hostility between Islamic nations and the West began with the Crusades.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ccccc

      who is killing people in Afganistan,Iraq,Kipar ????? Is it Muslims or Christans ??? And why because of oil ... so get a life first.. before you post anything here.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      Muslims not terrorists!! Are you nuts? I guess every airport in the world where people are xrayed, groped and searched is doing it to find all those Baptists, Catholics, & Jews who want to kill everyone who does not believe just as they do. Billions of dollars are spent every day all around the world to protect innocent people from Muslims.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed


      July 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joshua

      I fail to understand when people say that muslims are peace and loving people when 99% of terrorist attacks are made by muslims. India should be left alone they are peaceful people!

      July 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmmm

      Is Olso in India?

      July 22, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • christian

      haha..no it's in Mexico..:P
      its in Norway.you idiot

      July 22, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • no


      July 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

      look at a map of India and tell me 🙂

      July 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sofa2468

      No it's in Norway 🙂 lol !!!

      May 31, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • white

      You are an idiot!

      July 22, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Whysocrazy

      @ J.P, if India knew where Bin Ladin was why didn't they get him? Everyone waits for the US to do everything.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CatchMe

      India did not start "war on terror" or partner with US, you idiot. Pakistan was an ally right ? They knew where bin laden was, whey didn't they kill him ? India just gave THE clue that bin laden is in Pakistan, US totally ignored that and spent billions of $$ and sacrificed thousands of soldiers.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gudone

      The moment Pakistan offered to help United States. It's a open secret that Bin laden was hiding in Pakistan. Pakistan took millions of dollars from US and probably from bin laden too.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dachau

      India? WHAAAAT? Do you know your geography? I guess you meant Pakistan. Poin tmirro at yourself and write idiot on YOUR forehead.

      July 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • s

      News flash… Pakistan has nuclear weapons too

      July 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SarahTonin

      and they will suffer instant destruction if they use but one! How stupid.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • R.P

      You know Bin Laden is dead right?

      July 22, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Um

      You're thinking of Pakistan. Genius.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Shawn Lowry

    The terrorists shouldn't be bothering India or any other country.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. KJ

    @ BEN.. what you really should be saying is that they should be bothering NO ONE.. How can you morally justify what you just said.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Abby Abraham

      Ben is a liberal. Bombings and Killings for one world order is justified as long as it dont affect him.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Christian

    Most likely a bomb. The norwegian "white house" with the prime Minister offices was targeted. picture can be seen on http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/artikkel.php?artid=10080585

    July 22, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. jackson

    When does the madness stop? My thoughts and prayers go across the ocean to all the people in Norway. You are my friend!

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • bromung

      It won't stop. As long being a muslim cult member is allowed this will go on.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. brian beaton

    I hope the blast had nothing to do with terrorist. Great country.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Nico

      And what exactly would you call someone who blows up buildings and kills innocent people? The Religion of Peace strikes again, simple as that.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Boz


    When you say "Muslims should be bothering India, does that come of as humor to you? Do you realize the "bothering India" leaves people dead on streets?

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Biots

      @ Boz

      Sir, you are an idiot. Learn to read before you make yourself a fool.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Boz


      Thank you for catagorizing me, Mr. Genius! Now please also explain your rationale behind calling me an idiot?

      July 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      Hey Norway, how is all that diversity working out for you?

      July 22, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huhwhat8

      That's also what Hitler thought. You are a sad human being.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Øivind Nordahl

      Fine, thank you – and it will work even better, after this tragedy.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arod

      India was "bothered" again about a week ago

      July 22, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jørgen

    Norwegian newspapers say that there are two explosions. Apparently one car-bomb at least. So an ac of terrorism, indeed.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  15. Shaik

    I am sorry why should they be bothering India. You sound like, terror activity in India can be condoned. It should be condemned wherever and whenever...sympathies with Danish people.

    July 22, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • vcoelho

      They r Norwegians, not Dans!

      July 22, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Matthew

      Danish people? You mean Norwegians?

      July 22, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Barath


      Correction. It's not the Danish, its the Norwegian people. Attack hasnt taken place in Copenhagen, it happened in Oslo.

      July 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rosie Malezer

      It was the Norwegian capital, not the Danish capital. Two different countries.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tralgit

      Its Norway, Denmark is a different country.

      July 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • roumen tomanov

      What do Danish people have to do with this?

      July 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • mindurbiz

      Their Norwegians, not Danes.

      July 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas S

      What happened to the Danes?

      July 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mari

      We are norwegians, not danish! Learn some geographi....really

      July 22, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • asswadd

      @ Shaik- are you Shaik yer booty??

      July 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • coldfacts101

      @asswadd you are not even remotely funny – just plain immature.

      something is seriously wrong with you and a lot of other mental defectives who make idiotic comments in your posts regarding a very serious situation.

      I wish someone would pass a law that required a certain minimum IQ to be allowed to post comments (much like you have to be a certain age have a driver's license).

      July 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norwegian

      You said "Symphaties to the Danish people". Oslo is in Norway, just wanted to point that out.

      July 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • noart

      Dude "sympathies to the danish"? Oslo is in Norway

      July 22, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mellow replies

      Shaikh, you sound like a muslim sympathizer and this country in general has problems with that. Who are danish people? Aren't they just another bunch of fanatic people that order killings all around the world? Are you one of them? What do you know about them? If you live in this country why do you sympathize with terrorists? Indian muslems and pekestanis in this country are a very serious threat to stability of this nation.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • rtbrno65

      "Who are danish people? Aren't they just another bunch of fanatic people that order killings all around the world?"

      LOL...are you actually serious??!?

      July 22, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • ckmiami

      Danish people? I thought this was in Norway.

      July 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      It happened in Norway not Denmark.

      July 22, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
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