Terrorist Bombings Erupt in the Streets of Oslo, Norway

By Scott Sarvay

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 5:02 PM EST

OSLO, Norway (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Norwegian media outlets report at least two huge explosions have taken place in the capital city of Norway.

From pictures taken just a short time after the blast, police believe the damage was caused by at least two bombs, one of which is said to have been a car bomb.

It shattered windows at the government headquarters in the Norwegian capital and flipped a car on its side.

Witnesses reported seeing injured people being carried out of the building.

The government building in Oslo holds the Prime Minister's office and his administration.

Nearby offices were evacuated after the blast.

A short time later a shooting spree took place at a political youth camp 25 miles outside of Oslo.

There have been reports of many casualties.

Police have arrested the shooter and said he was linked to the bombings in Oslo.

Norwegian TV reports that an unknown group called "Helpers of the Global Jihad" call the attacks just the beginning and are a response to Norwegian media printing cartoons of the prophet Muhammed.




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