Norway hit by deadly bomb attack, shooting

Around 90 people are believed to have been killed after a bomb exploded yesterday in the Norwegian capital of Oslo and a man opened fire on people at a youth camp two hours later.

While no conclusive evidence has been found, police believe the same person was behind both incidents. Norwegian national broadcaster NRK said that a suspect had been arrested, and identified him as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik.

Seven people are confirmed dead from the bombing in Oslo, and more than 80 on the island of Utøya where a youth camp had been organised by the ruling Labour party government.

No motive for the attacks has been found, but various reports have labelled the suspect a far-right extremist. Both incidents occurred in areas closely connected to the Labour government.

Aye Chan Naing, the executive director of DVB, whose Oslo headquarters lies close to the site of the bombing, said that while no staff were injured, the attacks have rocked the country.

“We are saddened by the tragic events in Oslo yesterday evening. The scale of destruction from the bombing was unthinkable, as was the follow up shooting. Our immediate thought are with those who lost their loved ones in this incident.”

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