Blast at prime minister's office in Oslo, Norway

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  1. Blackwater

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    A large bomb blast has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo, killing at least one person.

    The offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg were damaged extensively - a government spokeswoman said he was safe.

    Police said a number of people were injured in the city centre explosion.

    No-one has said they were behind the attack, which witnesses said could be heard across the capital.

    Television footage from the scene showed rubble and glass from shattered windows in the streets - smoke was rising from some buildings. The wreckage of at least one car was on one street.

    All roads into the city centre have been closed, said national broadcaster NRK, and security officials evacuated people from the area, fearing another blast.

    "Police can confirm there were deaths and injuries following the explosion in the government quarter this afternoon," police said in a statement.

    Oistein Mjarum, head of communications for the Norwegian Red Cross, said his offices were close to the site of the explosion.

    "There was a massive explosion which could be heard over the capital Oslo," he told the BBC.

    Government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told the Associated Press Mr Stoltenberg was safe. Initial reports said he was not hurt.

    A spokesman for Oslo University hospital said seven people had been taken there for treatment.

    "I don't know how seriously wounded they are," he told Reuters.

    'Complete chaos'

    Mr Mjarum said there were fires burning in the prime minister's 17-storey building.

    "This is a very busy area on Friday afternoon and there was a lot of people in the streets, and many people working in these buildings that are now burning," he said.


    Eyewitness Ole Tommy Pedersen said he was standing at a bus stop about 100m away from the blast.

    "I saw three or four injured people being carried out of the building a few minutes later," Mr Pedersen told AP.

    He said there was a cloud of smoke billowing from the lower floors.

    An NRK journalist, Ingunn Andersen, said the headquarters of tabloid newspaper VG had also been damaged.

    "I see that some windows of the VG building and the government headquarters have been broken. Some people covered with blood are lying in the street," AP quoted her as saying.

    "It's complete chaos here. The windows are blown out in all the buildings close by."

    Mr Mjarum said people were in shock in Oslo and across Norway.

    "We have never had a terrorist attack like this in Norway - if that's what it is - but of course this has been a great fear for all Norwegians when they have seen what has been happening around the world."

    BBC News - Oslo: Bomb blast near Norway prime minister's office
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    Iam sure thakedar shahib will be involved in this. All roads links will lead to one country. His hollliness pak sar zamin.
     
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    The streets where empty, so no major causalities!! Its annoying they need to attack Norway! What the hell!
     
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    Hope the casualties don't rise. It looked as a massive bomb blast while seeing in TV.
     
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    Mullah Krekar ,Founder of Ansar Al Islam has claimed responsibilty- source Aljazeera

    All mullah runs to one country. pak -stan
     
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    No sir, it was office rush. blast look powerfull looking at the condition of buildings
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Where is the source? Are you sure Thakidar has taken responsibility on his shoulders?
     
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    Sir watch al jazeera. Such a big source.:omg::omg::shocked::shocked:
     
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    Why Norway?

    Whats the motive behind this attack?
     
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    Dude can you post about the Pakistan link on BBC? They are reading all twitters and messages. Just say something about paki link which is not offensively put!

    :D
     
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    Sir wait till morning all roads leads to his holliness:becky::becky::becky:
     
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    Yaar wohi purana kissa , prophet mohd cartoon episode
     
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    they are kafir you are kafir I am kafir that is all these crazy Islamists need to know
    evil evil evil no one is safe :mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
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    What about me?
     
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    Can anyone call up BBC and talk about Pakistan link? Tell them we Indians told you so! :D
     
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    Tom everybody including you sir will be informed about his holliness By BBC,CNN,al jazera,PTV,FOX,RT,CCCP,RAW,CIA
     
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    This blast does not make sense to me unless someone owns up and provides reasons for it. But why Norway?
     
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    Oslo bomb: suspicion falls on Islamist militants | World news | guardian.co.uk

    Oslo bomb: suspicion falls on Islamist militants

    Norway's role in Afghanistan and its decision to file terrorism charges against a Muslim cleric may explain the Oslo bomb attack

    Oslo police have confirmed the source of the blast that damaged the prime minister's offices in Oslo was a bomb. The question now is who is likely to be behind it.

    The most obvious conclusion would be a jihadist group.

    It has been known for some time that al-Qaida and other related "franchises" – including the most active groups in Yemen – have been trying to develop operations. Which leads to a second question: why Norway?

    The answer is threefold: In the first instance, with increased levels of security and surveillance in the UK and the US as well as other European capitals, Norway might have been seen as a softer target despite the recent breaking up of an al-Qaida cell in Norway.

    A more detailed explanation of Norway's problems with al-Qaida were supplied a year ago by the Atlantic magazine in an article by Thomas Hegghammer, a senior fellow at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment in Oslo, and Dominic Tierney .

    The article followed the arrest of three men in Norway and Germany for allegedly plotting a terrorist attack involving peroxide explosives. All were Muslim immigrants to Norway.

    "The first explanation," the article stated, "is Afghanistan. Norway has been part of the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan from its foundation in late 2001 ... In late 2007, for example, Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida's second-in-command, said the group had previously threatened Norway because it participated in the war against the Muslims."

    However, the article added, "Norway is, at best, a secondary player in Afghanistan. Most of its soldiers are in the northern cities of Meymaneh and Mazar-i-Sharif, a relatively quiet part of the country. And its contingent of 500 personnel is only the 18th largest in the Isaf coalition."

    A second possible factor behind the attack is a Norwegian newspaper's reprinting in 2006 of a series of Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which prompted threats against the country.

    A third potential explanation is the decision last week by a Norwegian prosecutor to file terror charges against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening to kill Norwegian politicians if he is deported.

    The indictment centered on statements that Mullah Krekar, the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, made to various media, including the American network NBC.

    A report earlier this year by the Norwegian intelligence noted the increasing risk of a jihadi terrorist attack, with Norwegian citizens reportedly trained in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and Afghanistan.

    "Although few people in Norway support Islamic extremism, there are activities within some groups that could contribute to heightening the security risk in 2011," the report said.

    Some individuals in Norway have travelled to take part in training or fighting" in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somali and Yemen, the report added.
     
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    Mr goalless kafir see reports are starting coming in:becky::becky::becky:
     
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    They are smart...some roads may lead to IM..that is India Bhayya!!!!
     

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