Shooting at Norway youth camp injures many

July 23rd, 2011 - 12:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Oslo, July 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The police in Norway have confirmed that several people have been injured by a gunman who opened fire at a youth camp outside the country’s capital. The incident comes just hours after a bomb blast in the government headquarters killed two people.

According to reports, the gunman was dressed in a police uniform when he stormed the camp. He allegedly opened fire indiscriminately when he got to the camp. The Norwegian police have sent anti-terror squad to the camp to bring the situation under control. The police are not sure about the number of people who have been killed in the incident.

The police say about 700 people most of whom are teenagers were at the camp located on the island of Utoya when the incident happened. Unconfirmed reports from the camp as carried by AP say 5 people have been shot by the gunman. The police admitted that they have no idea how serious the incident was.

The shooting has reportedly caused panic on the island where the youth are camping. Most of the campers have reached out on the phone to their families.

The camping is sponsored by the ruling Labor Party in Norway. Details of the attack are still emerging.

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