So far 84 people have been killed when a gunman travelled to a small island in Norway and opened fire at a youth camp. Just hours after a bomb blast devastated Oslo city centre.
Police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old Norwegian man over both attacks. The man, who dressed as a police officer was arrested on tiny Utoeya island after an hour-long shooting spree. The search for other possible victims continues. The Oslo bombing killed at least seven. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said the attacks were “like a nightmare”.
Mr Stoltenberg, whose offices were among those badly hit by the blast, described the attacks as a national tragedy.
“Never since the Second World War has our country been hit by a crime on this scale,” he told a news conference in Oslo.
He added that he was due to have been on Utoeya – “a youth paradise turned into a hell” – a few hours after the attack took place. Many others were injured there as well as those who died.
Mr Stoltenberg said civil servants were among the dead in Oslo and he knew some of those killed. “Beyond that I cannot give further details while the police carry out their investigation.”