Oslo, Norway. Local police have neutralized a terrorist bomb discovered in downtown Oslo. The bombing has not been linked yet to the Swedish attacks in Stockholm that killed 4 and injured 15 on Friday.
Norway was put on high alert after neighbouring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital Stockholm that killed four people and injured 15. The suspect in Friday’s attack, a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, has been arrested. Then Saturday night a terrorist bomb was located in Oslo itself.
Norwegian police have detonated an explosive device found outside a busy underground station in central Oslo Saturday night. Oslo Anti-terrorist officers evacuated late-night bars and restaurants near the Groenland underground station as bomb disposal experts were rushed to the scene.
The Oslo city authorities later said the device was neutralized and a suspect arrested. Meanwhile, officials continued to investigate possible links between the Stockholm attacks and the attempted bombing in Oslo.
“The noise from the blast was louder than our explosives themselves would cause,” an Oslo police spokesman said, while adding that further investigation would be conducted at the scene. Norwegian officials are taking no chances as a robust response to the attempted attack continues into Sunday, local news outlets reported.