Bomb Blast, Shooting Attack Rock Norway
According to NRK, police believe the bomb blast and shooting are connected. Norwegian police arrested a suspect after the shooting.
Oslo’s mayor, Fabian Stang, told CNN that the "the situation is under control, but it's been a terrible day."
Norway’s NATO membership and participation in Afghanistan and Libyan conflicts make the nation a target for terror organizations. In July Muammar Gaddafi threatened attacks on Europe if NATO continues their campaign in Libya. Last week asylum seeker and the founder of an Iraqi group with ties to Al Qaeda, Mullah Krekar, was indicted in Oslo for threatening Norwegian officials with death if he is deported.
However, no one has claimed responsibility for either of the attacks.
In December an explosion hit Stockholm when a suicide bomber killed himself and injured two others. Recordings made by the suspect condemned Sweden’s involvement in Afghanistan.