Tuesday 24 October 2017

Oslo bomb alert: Central station evacuated by police

Independent.ie reporters

Parts of Oslo's central station were evacuated today as police investigated an abandoned suitcase, a spokesman for the Norwegian Railway Authority said.

Olav Nordli said the luggage was found in the area where buses depart for Oslo's airport.

Police sealed off the area and were examining the abandoned case.

The city is on high alert in the wake of Friday's bombing and youth camp shooting in which 68 people were killed.

Cabinet ministers were due to return to their offices today after a car bomb exploded in the government district of the Norwegian capital.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, has confessed to the attacks, according to police and his lawyer, but pleaded not guilty.

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