Major blast rocks Norway capitalA major explosion hits close to the offices of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg in the Norwegian capital Oslo.-BBC
Norway: Blast near prime minister’s office in Oslo
A large explosion has hit near government headquarters in the Norwegian capital Oslo.
The blast is thought to have caused damage to the offices of Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and a number of other official buildings.
Mr Stoltenberg was unharmed, said local media, but witnesses said at least eight people were injured in the city centre explosion.
Pictures from the scene showed glass from shattered windows in the streets.
All roads into the city centre have been closed, said the NRK newspaper. Television images showed rubble in the street and smoke around some buildings.
An NRK journalist, Ingunn Andersen, said the headquarters of tabloid newspaper VG had also been damaged.
“I see that some windows of the VG building and the government headquarters have been broken. Some people covered with blood are lying in the street,” Associated Press news agency quoted him as saying.
“It’s complete chaos here. The windows are blown out in all the buildings close by.”