How the events in Oslo and then Utoya unfolded
Created by StevePro on Jul 22, 2011
Last updated: 07/25/11 at 04:28 PM
"We're going to punish him with democracy and love," Oslo's mayor says
The suspect in the deadliest attack in Norway since World War II has acknowledged carrying out the mass shooting and bombing and claims to have worked with two cells, a judge said Monday.
Judge Kim Heger said the suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, acknowledged carrying out Friday's bombing and shooting, but has said they were necessary to prevent the "colonization" of the country by Muslims. Breivik accused the Labour Party, whose members were targets of the mass shooting, of "treason" for promoting multiculturalism, the judge said.
After a bombing and a shooting rampage that left 93 people dead, some believe the open and trusting attitude that's been a hallmark of the Norwegian psyche is forever lost. The prime minister tells mourners, 'Our answer is more democracy, more openness, more humanity, but never naivete.'
A right-wing zealot who has confessed to killing 93 people in Norway seemed a polite "city man" out of place in a small rural town where he leased a hideaway farm to plot his attacks.
"He said he was a farmer," said Trine Stetten, a 22-year-old hairdresser, who had stood next to Anders Behring Breivik while her partner in a local salon clipped his hair a month or so ago.
The official estimate of the number of people killed in the two attacks is increased to 92. (On Sunday, the figure would climb to 93.)
The Norwegian police on Saturday charged a man they identified as a right-wing fundamentalist Christian in connection with a bombing in central Oslo and a shooting attack on a nearby island that killed at least 92 people. Officials said the death toll could climb as they continued to search for the missing.
Police have charged a 32-year-old man over the attacks, identified by local media as Anders Behring Breivik, a Christian fundamentalist with links to right-wing extremists.
Authorities say at least 85 people were killed in the Utoya massacre and rescue crews are scouring the water surrounding the tiny island for bodies.
The official death toll rises to 12 with five dead on the island and seven killed in the bomb blast. However, unofficial reports suggest the toll may be much higher.
With some mobile telephones being jammed, locals in Oslo are asked to unlock their Wi-Fi signals in order to allow those trapped in buildings to communicate with emergency services.
The head of Oslo University Hospital says there are more than 100 walking wounded from the bomb blasts.
Supporters of the Global Jihad terror group claim responsibility for the attack. The group claims Norway has been targeted because of its "occupation of Afghanistan and the abuse of our Prophet Muhammad".
The authorities confirm at least five people have been killed on Utoya.
Initial reports suggest multiple casualties at the Labour Party meeting, where more than 500 people were attending the annual event. Anti-terrorist squads are scrambled to the island and one person is arrested.
Mr Stoltenberg, left, is taken to a secret location for his own safety, but issues a statement on television confirming that he is safe and well. He tells the Norwegian people that the ongoing situation is "very serious".
Emergency services in Oslo say at least 15 people have been injured in the blast, but the scale of the damage to surrounding buildings suggests many more could be hurt.
Norwegian police issue the first confirmation that a "powerful explosion" has taken place in the government quarter of the city. Shortly afterwards, NRK, the country's public broadcaster, reports that there has been at least one death. That figure rises to two.
Reports that more blasts are imminent cause panic throughout the city centre and people begin to flee the area. Locals living near the epicentre of the blast are told to evacuate their homes. Hundreds of victims are feared trapped in the devastated buildings.
The centre of Oslo is rocked by at least one huge explosion, right, close to the government's headquarters and the offices of VG, the country's biggest newspaper. Initial fears suggest that Jens Stoltenberg, the country's prime minister, has been caught up in the blast, but government officials confirm he was not in his office at the time.
A bomb ripped through Oslo's central government district on Friday and a gunman dressed as a policeman then opened fire at a youth camp on a nearby island, killing at least 17 people altogether.
Norwegian police lowered the overall death toll from twin bombing and shooting attacks to 76, hours after a self-confessed suspect was remanded in custody for eight weeks.
A senior Oslo police official, Oeystein Maeland, on Monday said the number of people killed by a downtown bomb went up one to eight, and that the count from a subsequent mass shooting on a nearby island fell from 86 to 68.
The overall toll was previously given by police as 93.
Reports begin to emerge of an incident at a youth camp outside Oslo organized by the ruling Norwegian Labour Party. Local journalists report that a gunman dressed as a policeman has opened fire on delegates gathered on the island of Utoya, right. Mr Stoltenberg who was due to address the meeting today describes the unfolding situation as "critical".