Norway: Two Dead, 15 Injured In Oslo Blast


At least two persons were killed and some 15 were injured in a powerful bomb explosion that hit government buildings in Norway’s capital, Oslo, on Friday, the BBC reported.

The blast targeted an area which houses the offices of the prime minister, the finance ministry and the country’s biggest tabloid newspaper Verdens Gang (VG).

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, whose offices were badly damaged, described the situation as “very serious,” according to the BBC, monitored.

The BBC quoted Assistant Chief Constable of Oslo police Egil Vrekke as saying that the latest information “we have is that there has been a heavy explosion, quite near the government buildings in Oslo this afternoon and there was extensive damage to the buildings.”

He confirmed there were dead and injured people.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack so far.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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