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Norway--22 July 2011

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017

Date: 22 July 2011

Location: Norway: Oslo and Utoya, Tyrifjorden lake

Type of event: terrorism


A bombing and a shooting attack in Norway killed 77 and injured 151. Anders Breivik, espousing extremist right-wing/nationalist views, detonated a large car bomb next to government buildings in Oslo at 3:25 PM, killing 8 and injuring 89. While authorities were responding to the bombing, Breivik made his way to a political youth rally on the island of Utoya in Tyrifjorden lake, 40 km away. Arriving at 5:07 PM posing as a police officer, he began firing on attendees at the rally. Breivik continued shooting unopposed for over one hour, until police arrived on the island and he ran out of ammunition, surrendering at 6:27 PM. Police became aware of the shooting by at least 5:27 PM but did not reach the island until 6:25 PM. At Utoya 69 were killed (including one victim who died of injuries on 29 July) and 62 injured; of those killed, 50 were youth aged 14-18 years (2 aged 14, 7 aged 15, 7 aged 16, 17 aged 17, 17 aged 18).

Consequences: 77 killed, 151 injured


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