July 23 - Amateur video footage shows the aftermath of a deadly bomb blast in Oslo's central government district. Rough Cut (No reporter narration)
Amateur video footage aired by a Norwegian broadcaster on Friday, July 22 showed the aftermath of a deadly bomb blast in the Norwegian capital, Oslo. The bomb ripped through Oslo's central government district in what is the biggest such attack in western Europe since the London transport bombings in 2005. At least seven died when the bomb exploded in mid-afternoon leaving scattered glass, shattered masonry and twisted steel across the streets. A man speaking off screen in the amateur video could be heard saying possibly into a phone: "Hi it's me. Something terrible has happened in Oslo. A bomb has exploded in the government quarter. Everything is ok with me. It's the worst thing I've ever seen." Shortly after the blast a gunman opened fire at the youth camp of the ruling political party on Utoeya island, north-west of Oslo. Norwegian police say a least 80 were killed in shootings at Utoeya. The gunman who was identified as Norwegian was arrested. Norwegian television TV2 said the gunman, described as tall and blond, had links to right-wing extremism. The bomb, which shook the city centre at around 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT), blew out the windows of the Prime Minister's building and damaged the finance and oil ministries.