Twin terror attacks rock Norway

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President Obama extended his condolences to the people of Norway today after two deadly terror attacks.

“It’s a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring,” said Obama.

At 3:30pm local time, a bomb ripped through government buildings in Oslo, including Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s office. On the nearby island of Utoya, a gunman dressed as a police officer opened fire at a Labor Party youth camp tied to the ruling party. Stoltenberg was not working in the building at the time and was unharmed.

Police say the twin attacks are linked. At least seven were killed in the bombing and nine more in the camp shooting. Many more are injured.

Norway, the host country of the Nobel Peace Prize, hasn’t experienced this scale of violence since World War II.

Twin terror attacks rock Norway

Updated