Nations react after the shocking news spread of the homegrown twin terror attacks in Oslo, Norway yesterday. The attacks are said to be the deadliest in the peaceful nation since World War II, and left 93 people dead.
The suspect was arrested, and Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified him as Anders Behring Breivik, though police did not release his name. The attacks happened yesterday around 2:30 BST, in the city center, where a bomb explosion killed 7 people and injured many more. Just a few hours later, reports of a gunman dressed as a police officer hit, as he opened fire, killing 85 people at a youth camp on the island of Utoya, near Oslo. One victim later died in the hospital.
President Obama expressed his condolences to Norway citizens and recalled their kindness to him when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
“We counter terror and violence with more democracy,” Labor Party Youth leader Eskil Pedersen said at a press conference today, according to Bloomberg. “It will change Norway, hopefully for the better.”
It goes without saying that this was a horrific attack that struck tragedy in the world, and our thoughts are with all of the families and friends affected and with the Norwegian people.
For detailed information on the attacks as they happened, read more here.