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A large explosion has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo.
The blast is thought to have caused damage to the offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and a number of other official buildings.
Originally posted by TrueBrit
reply to post by Droogie
Can you share your source regarding the possibility of car bombing? I have just been watching the news, and they said like a moment ago that they have no data on what exactly caused the explosion at this time.
- Flere bomber Det meldes at flere bilbomber skal ha gått av samtidig. Eksplosjonene kunne merkes på Holmlia, som ligger helt i Oslos sørlige ytterkant, og på Nesodden i Akershus.
It is reported that several car bombs should have gone off at once. The explosions could be felt in Holmlia, which is situated in Oslo's southern edge, and the Nesodden in Akershus.
Originally posted by majesticgent
Good info in this thread. Any additional info that you find could you please post it in this thread as well. I am looking for more info too but there are a bunch of threads about this don't want to miss anything.
NATO member Norway has sometimes in the past been threatened by leaders of al Qaeda for its involvement in Afghanistan. It has also taken part the NATO bombing of Libya, where Muammar Gaddafi has threatened to strike back in Europe.
Originally posted by deltaboy
reply to post by TheRepublic
Perhaps to make it look like Norway was pulling out because of the bombing. If you think about it is Norway going to retaliate or keep pulling out?
The NATO secretary-general said the alliance would prolong its campaign for as long as necessary, and disagreed with suggestions that Col. Gadhafi would be heartened by the withdrawal from operations of some NATO allies. Norway is withdrawing its aircraft from strike operations at the end of this month and Italy has decided to withdraw an aircraft carrier from operations.