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Blast In Oslo Hits Government Office Buildings

Reuters reports that an explosion in Oslo today has blown out most of the windows of the government building housing the Norwegian prime minister’s office. A Norwegian news site has photos of the aftermath:

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Reuters says that Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe. Also, its correspondent reports at least 8 people are injured and that, though the cause of the blast is as yet unknown, “the tangled wreckage of a car was outside one building.”

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According to a Google translation of another Norwegian news site, “several car bombs” went off near government buildings in Oslo. France 24 reports that there has been at least one fatality.

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See amateur video of the aftermath here and here. Watch the BBC’s live coverage here. Norwegian news site NRK has live updates and video.

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The BBC reports that “Norwegian police confirm that a bomb caused the explosion outside the prime minister’s office — and there are deaths and injuries.”