Norway

Huge blast rocks newspaper office in Oslo

Reuters

An explosion ripped through the building of Norway's biggest tabloid newspaper VG and the government's headquarters in Oslo on Friday. At least several people are reported to have been injured,in the blast. 

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A witness at the scene said some windows of the VG building and the government headquarters were broken and some people covered with blood were lying in the street.

Public NRK radio reported that the explosion seemed to happen near the finance ministry, which is near the Norwegian prime minister's office and the VG editorial offices.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg was not believed to have been in his office at the time.

Photos posted on the NRK website showed shattered glass in front of the devastated facade of the VG building, and soldiers closing off the area and people surrounding someone apparently injured in the blast.

 

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