There were a couple of attacks in Norway today. The first was in downtown Oslo, involving a bomb that was detonated near government headquarters. The city center has been cleared, and so far seven have been confirmed dead so far. That was the attack I heard people talking about today. Then I continued with my day, busy with non-Internet things, so I didn’t hear about the shooting on Utoya Island later today. A youth camp for the Labour Party was taking place there, and most of the attendees were in their late teens or early twenties. So far eighty of them are dead.
Given the political locations of these attacks, these attacks are likely related and politically motivated. One person is in custody so far, and we’ll definitely be hearing more about this over the coming days. But maybe not too much (in the U.S., at least) since these attacks happened in Norway. Still, I’m interested in hearing about the motivation.
Keep the folks affected in your thoughts, will you? A lot of people lost someone they love because of someone’s ideology, and more are injured or homeless because of that. You don’t recover from those wounds easily.