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A man helps a wounded woman evacuate a building after an explosion on July 22, 2011. A powerful bomb blast rocked government and media buildings in Norway's capital on Friday, causing deaths and injuries and heavy property damage, police said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MORTEN HOLM / AFP

The wreckage of a car is seen at the site of the bombing.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERIT ROALD / Scanpix

A man tends to a wounded woman after the bombing. Video footage from the streets of the capital showed terrified people fleeing the scene to safety, heading away from Oslo's normally bustling downtown.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Morten Holm / SCANPIX NORWAY

Rescuers worked at the scene of the bombing on July 22, 2011. The blast blew out most windows on the 17-story building housing Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office, as well as nearby ministries including the oil ministry, which was on fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERIT ROALD / Scanpix

Rescue workers tend to a wounded man after an explosion rocked central Oslo on Friday. The blast damaged government buildings and injured several people, a witness told Reuters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scanpix Norway / Reuters

A young victim is helped in the center of Oslo following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Winje Ãijord / Scanpix

Smoke billows from a 17-story government building after an explosion rocked central Oslo. The explosion damaged Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's office and blew out most windows on the building pictured.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scanpix Norway / Reuters

Rescue workers treat injured people at the scene of an explosion near the government buildings in Norway's capital Oslo Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Roald Berit / Agence-France Presse

Debris lines the street near a government building in Oslo hit by a bomb blast Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Winje / Agence-France Presse

A woman walks through debris in a street after an explosion in Oslo. The powerful blast tore open several buildings, including the prime minister's office on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Winje Aijord / Scanpix

Shattered windows line a building damaged in an explosion in Oslo on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Holm Morten / Scanpix

An injured man is treated at the scene after an explosion near government buildings in Norway's capital, Oslo, on Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Winje Oijord / Agence-France Presse

A view of the damaged prime minister's office building after an explosion in Norway's capital, Oslo, on on Friday. At least two people were killed by the powerful blast.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Berit Roald / AFP

A victim is treated outside government buildings in the center of Oslo on Friday after an explosion that tore open several buildings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fartein Rudjord / Associated Press

An official attempts to clear away spectators from buildings in the center of Oslo on Friday after an explosion that tore open several buildings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fartein Rudjord / Associated Press

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Norwegian news agency NTB says police have confirmed that a bomb caused the explosion on Friday that killed at least two people and injured many others at the government headquarters in Oslo.

The blast tore open several Oslo buildings, including the prime minister’s office. Windows were shattered and the street was littered with documents.  Read more.

2 Comments

  1. July 23, 2011, 2:59 am

    It is a sad moment in my country's history. The innocence is gone. So far we've been an open country. We could mingle with the King and Politicians. No barriers. I just took my friends to see Oslo, the other day, we stopped for a veiw to take in the beauty of Tyrifjorden ( where the island is where he shot dead 84 young kids).
    How could this young nice looking man become a heinous killer? A member of the the Freemasons…. I guess religion and politics is not a good combination for some people, it can show the worst in Christians as well. When a person nurish on hate, it has to go wrong, wether it be a Christian or a Muslim or other beliefs. We need to teach tolerance, live tolerance and be tolerant. Hate is no way, it only leads to destruction.

    By: sssvvv
  2. July 24, 2011, 2:10 pm

    My prayers are with the country, peop;le and families of Oslo. No one should have to experience such tragedy, or heartbreak.
    My heart goes out to all of you! God Bless you all.

    By: gjewels49@aol.com

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