Vigil held in Norway for terror attack victims

People light candles and PM Jens Stoltenberg tours the Oslo blast site one day after a man kills 98 people.

By REUTERS
July 24, 2011 10:54
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People light candles for Norway attack victims.

Norway vigil. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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People in Norway on Saturday lit candles and flags in the Norwegian capital were flying at half mast.

Norwegians mourned the victims of Friday's gun and bomb massacre.

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Oslo was quiet but tense after Friday's mid-afternoon bombing which broke the windows of the prime minister's building and damaged the finance and oil ministry buildings.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, sharing the shocked mood in this normally safe, quiet country of 4.8 million, said: "The combination of the bomb explosion here with the shooting of the youth camp of the young Labor Party that makes this really really a serious attack at people in Norway, at the Norwegian society, at the values we believe in and therefore it is great to see that the Norwegian people are united. We are saying together we'll continue to have an open democratic society."

On Saturday, Norwegian police continued their search for more victims and a possible second gunman after a suspected right-wing zealot killed up to 98 people in a shooting spree and bomb attack that have traumatized a once-placid country.

The 32-year-old Norwegian named Anders Behring Breivik was arrested after Friday's massacre of young people on a tiny forested holiday island that was hosting the annual summer camp for the youth wing of Norway's ruling Labor party.

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