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Norwegian police are now confirming that a bomb caused an explosion at the government headquarters in Oslo Friday, local news agency NTB reported.

The blast shattered several buildings in the Norwegian capital, including the prime minister's office.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was not injured. A senior adviser said Stoltenberg was not in the building but was instead working at home.

At least one person was killed in the afternoon blast, which shattered windows and covered the streets in paper and debris. Early reports say eight others were injured.

Most of the windows in the 20-floor high-rise building were blown out. The bottom floor appeared to be gutted.

Nearby buildings were also damaged and evacuated. Some of the buildings housed Norway's leading newspapers and NTB. The website of the NRK network showed images of a blackened car lying on its side amid the debris.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.

The bombing was unusual for Norway, which has rarely been a target for terror groups.

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UPDATE: They're evacuating a large news station and the central station. Norwegian members, I hope you are all okay.

Update 12:15PM EST, via a Norwegian friend (alletiders): "Reports of a gunman dressed as a policeman shooting people at the camp for young people in the political party of the prime minster."

Videos and photos via Telegraph and updated info and photos via Mashable, thanks Keeni

Update 12:29PM EST, again via alletiders, that kids are swimming away from the island, saying people are killed -- but there are no confirmed deaths, and noone is linking shootings to the bombings, yet. The ambulance can't reach the scene as there's still shooting going on.

More updates in comments.
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evilgmbethy 22nd-Jul-2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
How terrible. :/ I hope the casualties are low.

Edited at 2011-07-22 04:13 pm (UTC)
keeni84 22nd-Jul-2011 04:14 pm (UTC)
Look at that building!

Who in the world bombs Norway, of all places?

keeni84 22nd-Jul-2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just saw that as well.
acmeeoy 22nd-Jul-2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
WHAT THE EVERLOVING FUCK?!
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salienne 22nd-Jul-2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Oh god this is horrifying.
acmeeoy 22nd-Jul-2011 04:36 pm (UTC)
Might be misremembering the MSNBC report, but apparently three people were arrested a month earlier in the country for something involving a bomb and they might be connected to Al Qaeda.
apis_cerana 22nd-Jul-2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Apparently that is from last year...?
baked_goldfish 22nd-Jul-2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'd heard about this and had hoped it was an accident of some sort. Wow.
apis_cerana 22nd-Jul-2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
Omg D: D: D:
beautifiers 22nd-Jul-2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
jsdkdlfjdsklfds :( :( :( ♥
not_emily 22nd-Jul-2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
This is horrifying. D:
doe_witch 22nd-Jul-2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh no. :(
silmaril 22nd-Jul-2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, what the?!
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