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Explosion rocks Oslo

Jul 22, 2011 10:18 EDT

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Latest (6:47pm ET)

Our latest Reuters video on the Oslo bombing and shooting in Utoya

(5:43pm ET)

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(5:03pm ET)

A wider shot of the aftermath of the explosion, from @geirolav

Washington Post has put together a great list of Twitter accounts to follow for Oslo updates.

(4:24pm ET)

Anne K Petterøe

Channel 4 news video of area, smoke and debris still fresh around the blast.

Reuters rough cut videos concerning the situation

Chaos in Oslo following blast

(4:03pm ET)

Via Norweigian journalist Rune Hakonsen

(3:57pm ET)
The NYT is reporting that a terror group has claimed responsibilty for the attack:

“Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami, or the Helpers of the Global Jihad, issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack, according to Will McCants, a terrorism analyst at C.N.A., a research institute that studies terrorism. The message said the attack was a response to Norwegian forces’ presence in Afghanistan and to unspecified insults to the Prophet Muhammad.”

(3:44pm ET)
Reuters spoke to a witness at Utoeya, northwest of Oslo, who relayed the following about the shooting incident: “Ive seen it with my own eyes, at least 20 dead people lying in the water.”


Livestream of Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK

First photo at Utoya via Egeli

Oslo Terrorists Allegedly Claim Responsibility Via Jihadi Forums, YouTube : Fast Company

(1:26pm ET)

Official police statement on Oslo explosion

VG Nett Journalist Rune Thomas Ege

(12:52pm ET)

Brad Frenette, digital journalist and editor at Vancouver Sun

Kim Rathcke Jensen, China correspondent for Danish newspaper Berlingske

@BreakingNews co-founder Rodrigo Javier

Mick Hodgkin, Al Jazeera English TV

Radio NRJ GM Ketil B. Stensrud


Second blast caught on cell phone via  This video was debunked as a fake, h/t @AndrewVazzano

(12:09 PM ET)

Four killed at Labour party youth meeting, according to Sky News

@BreakingNews co-founder Rodrigo Javier

Gunman in Utöya, Norway : Journalisti, uncertain if there’s a link to explosions. Here’s a photo taken at the camp earlier today, via @kjetilvevle

A Norwegian government official told the AP that there are still people trapped in buildings near the bomb site, but didn’t elaborate further.

(11:36am ET)

Reuters slideshow of explosion aftermath.

Here is our Reuters report on likely suspects for the attack.


At least two people have been killed according to police quoted by local news agency NTB. NTB also reports that Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe.

The BBC has an excellent combination of live streaming video and text reports from Oslo here.

@niekfroma passed along this grim photo of an overturned vehicle.

Reuters has a rough cut of video from the scene below:

(11:30 am ET)

Photos by Anthony Perritano, submitted to

Sky News producer Tim Gatt

Video from bystander in Oslo via 


Slideshow of the images streaming into Twitter right now on the #oslo hashtag

(10:53am ET)

Andreas Lunde at Demotix has a slideshow of images showing the devastation, be warned some images are graphic.

Here’s our Reuters report from Walter Gibbs and Alister Doyle : Blast rocks central Oslo, Norway PM’s office

Livestream of Norwegian TV station VGTV

Another view of the explosion’s aftermath from @gregersrygg

@morganflame has some amazing footage of the aftermath of the explosion

Images from an explosion in Oslo are streaming in via social media and local media in Norway:

Here’s one of the earliest images from @chaglen

Slideshow of images from has been covering the event from the moment it occured, posting some of the first images.

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