Oslo, Norway Summer Camp Attack: Gunman Disguised as Cop
Summer Camp Attacked in Norway: Utøya Island
Reports are emerging of an attack on a summer camp on Utøya, near Oslo, Norway. A suspect has since been arrested.
Earlier in the day, a government building and the headquarters of TV2 were damaged in a bomb attacka. The blast was likely caused by a car bomb. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was scheduled to attend a rally at the camp, but did not attend.
According to the BBC, a gunman disguised as a police officer attacked a Labour Party youth camp on an island south Oslo. According to a local news source, the gunman opened fire wildly and "hit many"; five people were reportedly injured. Up to 20 people may have been killed, according to witnesses. [Update: the death toll is much higher- up to 80 people were killed on Utoya.]
Everyone involved in the youth camp is stuck on Utøya as anti-terror police move in, and people are panicking. Some of the children apparently tried to swim off the island.
Seven people have been confirmed killed in the Oslo bomb blast so far. No Cabinet Ministers were injured.
So far, nobody has claimed responsibility for either the Oslo bombing or the Utøya attack. Norway, a NATO member, is involved in the occupation of Afghanistan, but does not have a history of domestic political violence.
That the gunman attacked the Labour Party event around the same time as the government HQ was bombed would suggest that the attacks are linked, and that the Prime Minister was the target.