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UPDATE: Eyewitness: 20-25 bodies at youth camp

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- An eyewitness tells Norwegian broadcaster NRK that he saw 20 to 25 bodies at the youth camp where a gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire.

Andre Scheie says he saw bodies on the shore of the Utoya island where the youth wing of the Labor Party was holding a summer camp for hundreds of youths.

Scheie said Friday: "There are very many dead by the shore ... there are about 20-25 dead." He also said he saw dead people in the water.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has urged Norwegians to not cave in to fear caused by a bombing in downtown Oslo that killed seven people and a shooting at a youth camp outside the capital.

Stoltenberg told Norwegian broadcaster NRK: "Co-workers have lost their lives today ... "it's frightening. That's not how we want things in our country. But it's important that we don't let ourselves be scared. Because the purpose of that kind of violence is to create fear."

He says he's received unconfirmed reports of dead and injured at the camp shooting but that details were still sketchy.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A spokesman for Norway's Labor Party says a gunman opened fire at the party's youth camp outside Oslo, shooting several people following the bomb blast at the government headquarters in the capital.

It wasn't immediately clear if the attacks were related.

Labor spokesman Per Gunnar Dahl told the AP that a man dressed in a police uniform started shooting at youths assembled for the party's annual youth camp at Utoya, an island outside Oslo. He said unconfirmed reports that five people were hit, and that "we don't know how serious."

He said some 700 people, mostly teenagers between 14-18, were assembled for the camp.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Oslo police officials say two people have been confirmed dead and 15 injured in a powerful bomb blast at the prime minister's office.

Police told reporters the explosion Friday was caused by a "one or more" bombs. They declined to speculate on who was behind the blast.

Asked if the blast was caused by a car bomb, Oslo police chief Anstein Gjengdal said: "It is possible that a vehicle has been used in this incident, but we can't confirm this."

He said that police have sealed off the office of Norwegian broadcaster TV2 to investigate a suspicious package there.

A Norwegian government official also was quoted as saying that people remain trapped in some buildings hit by the bomb blast.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A Norwegian government official says there are people trapped in the buildings hit by a bomb blast at the government headquarters in Oslo.

State Secretary Kristian Amundsen told BBC that "there are still people in the buildings" at the blast site. He declined to elaborate, saying: "I can't go into details."

He said this situation is the worst his country has seen.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norwegian news agency NTB says police have confirmed that a bomb caused the explosion that killed at least one person and injured many others at the government headquarters in Oslo.

The blast tore open several Oslo buildings including the prime minister's office on Friday. One person was reportedly killed and several were injured, as the blast shattered windows and coated the street with documents.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Norway's public broadcaster NRK says one person has been confirmed killed in the explosion at the government headquarters in Oslo.

Witnesses say several other people have been injured. The cause of the blast wasn't immediately clear.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A loud explosion shattered windows Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press.

Witness Ole Tommy Pedersen was standing at a bus stop about 100 meters (yards) from the high-rise at around 3:30 p.m. (1330GMT) when he saw the blast shatter almost all windows of the 20-floor highrise. He said a cloud of smoke is billowing from the bottom floors.

"I saw three or four injured people being carried out of the building a few minutes later," Pedersen told The Associated Press.

Nearby offices were evacuated including those housing some of Norway's leading newspapers and news agency NTB. An AP reporter at the scene saw one person with a bleeding leg being led away from the area.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A loud explosion has shattered windows at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime ministers office, injuring several people.

Norwegian news agency NTB says the prime minister is safe.


OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A loud explosion has shattered windows and led to evacuations of office buildings near the government headquarters in downtown Oslo.

An AP reporter says newspaper offices in the area are also damaged and smoke is drifting in the streets. He saw a young man with a bleeding leg being helped away from the area. It wasn't immediately clear whether there were other injuries or exactly where the explosion happened.

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