ISSN 2330-717X

Possible Car Bomb Rocks Norway Government Headquarters

By

A large explosion in central Oslo rocked the Norwegian government headquarters on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring several others.

The powerful blast also set the nearby oil ministry building on fire. Hundreds of windows in the 17-story government headquarters and other buildings as far away as 400 meters away were shattered. Smoke billowed from some of the offices and streets in the normally quiet neighborhood were littered with debris from the explosion.

Norway
Norway

The headquarters building houses the office of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, but a Norwegian spokesman said he and his staff were not injured by the mid-afternoon explosion. News agencies reported at least one person was killed.

Possible car bomb

Oslo police said the explosion was caused by a bomb. The tangled wreckage of a car could be seen outside one building, possibly indicating a car bomb had been detonated.

Witnesses said they saw several injured people covered with blood as they were carried or ran from the government building, with a Reuters correspondent saying he saw at least eight injured people. One witness said “people ran in panic.”

The government headquarters is located in what several Norwegians said is a normally peaceful neighborhood.

Political violence is virtually unknown in Norway.

VOA

VOA

The VOA is the Voice of America

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.