This is so horrible and so sad.
A bomb went off in Oslo, Norway today, ripping through buildings including the Prime Minister's office.
Horribly, that's not the only incident. Just outside the city, a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at youngsters at a youth camp connected to the ruling party.
It looks like the situations are connected, and sadly it has left at least 7 dead and more injured.
Police Inspector Bjoern Erik Sem-Jacobsen said a suspect in the shooting has been arrested. He said the gunman, who was dressed as a police officer, pulled out a gun and started firing into the crowd of youths. There were unconfirmed reports that five people were wounded in that shooting.
A square in Oslo, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded, was covered in twisted metal, shattered glass and documents expelled from surrounding buildings, which house government offices and the headquarters of some of Norway's leading newspapers. Most of the windows in the 20-floor high-rise where Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and his administration work were shattered.
The damage in downtown Oslo was the result of "two or more bombs," but there aren't many specifics yet.
The Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg, who was working from home today luckily, has urged the country not to be afraid, because this kind of violence strives to strike fear.
We support that thought, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't show caution. Be alert and BE SAFE!
It's just absolutely despicable that things like this happen, and there are humans out there capable of doing it. Absolutely atrocious.
Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been rocked by this horrible happening.
[Image via AP Images.]
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