After the explosions in Oslo, there are seven people dead and two severely injured.

Jens Stoltenberg, the Norwegian prime minister, has said he has called a crisis meeting of his government this evening after the bombings, that will be attended by “several ministers”. He will also be meeting the leaders of the main political parties on Saturday. His whereabouts are still unknown.

Several killed at youth camp Osla blast and Utoya Island 

Simen Braende Mortensen, a guard on the boat to Utoya Island, has told VG that he saw a man in a police uniform and bulletproof vest drive on to the boat in a silver van. He showed his identification, told them that he was sent to check security, which was routine during the terrorist attack. Once the boat was over to the island, it took a few minutes, they heard shooting. The man apparently had a pistol and a rifle with telescopic sight.

 Norway is one of the world’s biggest oil and gas producers and its population of 4.9 million benefit from a generous welfare system.

 Oslo is one of the world’s most expensive cities and Greater Oslo has a population of 1.4 million, making it the fastest growing city in Europe because of increased immigration.   read more

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