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    Oslo Explosion / Update: Shooting Also

    Oslo Explosion / Update: Shooting Also

    Several readers have e-mailed me with links to the explosion in downtown Oslo, Norway, outside the Prime Minister’s office.

    The explosion has all the indications of a car bomb, but reports are too preliminary to say. Rather than speculating, I’ll wait until more is known.

    If it is a terrorist attack tied to the Middle East, it certainly would be deep in irony. While Norway is a strong U.S. ally, Norwegian leftist groups have been at the forefront of the anti-Israel movement, anti-Semitism is rising, and even the Norwegian government has moved away from Israel in recent years.

    Updates, as they come in:

    Fox News confirms with Oslo police that it was a bomb blast.

    Reuters also is reporting a shooting at a summer camp which apparently was coordinated, and Fox News is attributing the attacks to al-Qaeda.

    I haven’t been able to keep up with all the updates today, Michelle Malkin has more.

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    Viator | July 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    7.19 Police in Norway are also now dealing with a gunman shooting at people in a political youth camp on Utoya Island. Utoya Island is roughly 20 miles north-west of Oslo. Police reports suggest that a man disguised as a police officer began opening fire.

    17.28 Sky News is reporting that people are apparently swimming of Utoya Island to try and get to safety.

    6-700 youths aged 14-25 attending camp on island of Utøya. Eyewitness on nearby shore reports hearing “many, many, many” gunshots

    17.33 People are reportedly phoning from Utoya saying they are benig shot at. Multiple ambulances being sent to the site. The alleged shooter was dressed as a police officer. He travelled on a boat to the island in the uniform and when he arrived he started shooting with a handgun, according to reports. Unconfirmed reports of four dead.

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    Viator | July 22, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Multiple dead confirmed inside government buildings in centre of Oslo, no numbers from police yet. via TweetDeck
    Rune Håkonsen


     
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    Viator | July 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Oslo explosion in pictures

    UK Telegraph


     
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    Donald Douglas | July 22, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I’m working on a little roundup, with video: ‘VIDEO: Terrorist Attack in Oslo, Norway’.

    […] Sister Toldjah, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.UPDATE 1:25 p.m. ET: Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection:Reuters also is reporting a shooting at a summer camp which apparently was coordinated, and Fox […]


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