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Norway twin attacks: 92 dead

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Norway twin attacks: 92 dead


The death toll from Friday’s twin attacks in Norway has risen to 92, say police.
At least 85 people were shot dead by a lone gunman at a youth camp on Utoeya island. 
Two hours earlier, seven people were killed in a bomb blast in central Oslo’s government district.
Police arrested and charged a 32-year-old man over both attacks. He was been named by Norwegian television TV2 as Anders Behring Breivik.
Investigators said they believe the gunman is a fundamentalist Christian with links to the extreme right-wing. Breivik’s Facebook page listed conservative politics and freemasonry among his interests.
He’d set up a Twitter account and posted a single message on July 17 saying: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”
In the capital Oslo, streets were strewn with shattered masonry, glass and twisted steel following yesterday’s blast which killed seven people.
Police said they don’t know whether the death toll from the bombing will increase. Nine people were critically injured in the explosion.
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted that civil servants were among the dead in Oslo. “Not since World War II has our country seen a greater crime,” he told reporters.

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