The news from Norway is horrific, with many dead from the bombings in the centre of Oslo and shootings on an island not far from the Capitol. A 32 year-old native Norwegian has been named as the man responsible and there are suspicions that he, named as Anders Behring Breivik, must have had some help in co-ordinating the attacks. The questions being asked are if the incidents were part of an Al-Qaeda plot, or the work of just one deranged man?
Young teenagers attending a political camp on the island of Utoya were shot and others drowned when they attempted to escape by jumping into the ice cold water. 17 bodies have so far been recovered, with more expected to be found. For a country like Norway, it will be a time of dreadful pain and it can only be imagined the agony of parents about to discover their loved ones are dead.
Police are now searching Breivik's flat for clues and there are suggestions that the suspect had contact with right-wing elements within the country.