Massive blast hits Oslo

Thomas Lifson
No one has yet claimed credit for a big apparent explosion near the Prime Minister's Office in Oslo, Norway.  ABC News cites "sources" that it was vehicle bomb. Drudge linked to the video below, indicating the extent of the damage. Norway has not been on the front line of jihad, but last year an alleged Al Qaeda terror plot involving Norwegian residents was broken up by European authorities.  Of course, this could be something other than jihad-related, though I have been unable to find evidence of any domestic terrorism in Norway, other than this.  I doubt it was Svalbard separatists. Update.  USA Today notes: The AP also reports that a Norwegian prosecutor filed terror charges this week against an Iraqi-born cleric for threatening Norwegian politicians with death if he is deported from the country. The indictment centered on statements that Mullah Krekar - the founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam - made to various media, including the...(Read Full Post)

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