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Explosion Reported in Oslo

July 22, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox

Reuters and USA Today are reporting that a blast has knocked out windows in downtown Oslo, the capital of Norway.

At least eight people injured in an explosion that knocked out most of the windows in a 17-story building where Prime Minister Jen Stoltenberg's office is located, Reuters is reporting. The nearby oil ministry is reported to be on fire.

The Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten quotes witnesses as saying Oslo's Market Street is "full of chaos" with people "running around bewildered."

Oslo is noted for being the city where the annual Nobel Peace Prize is presented to one accomplished humanitarian each year.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | July 22, 2011
A government building has been damaged in Norway's capital, with "chaos" reported in the streets.
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