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Old 07-23-2011   #1
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At least 87 dead in Norway attacks

I guess you heard about it already:
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Police: At least 87 dead in mass shooting, bombing in Norway
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 23, 2011 -- Updated 0326 GMT (1126 HKT

Oslo, Norway (CNN) -- At least 80 people are dead as a result of a rampage Friday on a Norwegian island, police said, an attack that came shortly after an explosion killed seven others in the Scandinavian nation's capital.

Police have detained a 32-year-old Norwegian man who they suspect opened fire on scores at the ruling Labour Party's youth camp on Utoya Island, about 20 miles from Oslo. Police spokesman Are Frykholm, who told CNN early Saturday about the death toll spike, said authorities are investigating further, based on information from the man.

That attack and the massive explosion in the heart of Oslo are definitely linked, police said.

Seven were killed in the attack in the Norwegian capital, officials said. In all, 90 people were hospitalized as a result of the Oslo blast, said Erik Hansen, a spokesman for Oslo Mayor Fabian Stang.

The mayor's staff members were searching for housing for people, many of them elderly, whose homes were damaged, Hansen said.

Frykholm, the police spokesman, said that the man arrested on the island appeared to match the description of a person who was seen near the government buildings shortly before the bomb erupted.

The man was wearing a police emblem on his blue sweater, though he does not work for police, Frykholm said.

The prime minister, whose office was badly damaged in the Oslo blast, leads Norway's Labour Party, which runs the youth camp, where about 700 people were in attendance on Friday.

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[CNN.com]

Holy, I was following everything live on TV since the very first short news about it was broadcasted about an hour after the first bomb exploded. I would have never though that Norway could be a target for something like that,
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