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Norway mourns massacre victims


Norway paid its respects on Saturday as it mourned the victims of a massacre that claimed as many as 98 lives.

Police believe the death toll in the Oslo bomb attack and shooting spree could rise even further.

The atrocities amount to the worst violence the country has seen since World War Two.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said Norwegians had been touched by the outpouring of support and messages of condolence.

A far-right extremist told police that he planted the bomb in the Norwegian capital’s government district. It left seven people dead.

Hours later, the same man said he took a boat to Utoeya Island outside Oslo where the ruling Labour Party was hosting a youth summer camp.

Survivors said he wore a police uniform as picked off his victims at random. Some of the teenagers dived into the water in a bid to swim to safety.

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