Peres Sends Condolences to Oslo after Terror Attacks Kill 92
They showed pictures of people swimming away from the island and of bodies on the shore. There is no bridge connecting the island, a third of a mile from Oslo, to the mainland. Police arrived on the island about 45 minutes after the shooting started, according to Norwegian media.
The Associated Press quoted the Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, which reported that the suspect bought six tons of highly explosive artificial fertilizer about 10 weeks ago, but that police were not alerted to the purchase at the time.
The newspaper also reported that police had blocked off a farm in Asta, 100 miles north of Oslo, and were searching it, and Norwegian media speculated that the farm may have been the source of explosives used in the attack on Oslo, which blew out almost every window in the prime minister’s office building.
There have been threats against Scandanavian countries in the past. Stockholm, Sweden was attacked by a bomber in December who injured two people and killed himself over Sweden's part in the war in Afghanistan.
LIbyan Leader Mouamar Qaddafi threatened Europe with suicide bombings in revenge for NATO bombings to protect civilians and Norway is part of those forces.
Norwegians are wondering how the attacks will change the country, according to the media. Prime Minister Stoltenberg said to reporters: “I have a message to whoever attacked us. It’s a message from all of Norway. You will not destroy us. You will not destroy our democracy.”
The Norwegian Embassy in Israel lowered its flag to half-mast in mourning.