July 27th, 2011
09:00 AM ET

Norway PM announces commission to examine attacks

Oslo, Norway (CNN) - An independent commission will be set up to examine Friday's terror attacks in which at least 76 people died, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced Wednesday.

Stoltenberg said he wants the commission to prepare an overview of both the bombing in Oslo, in which eight people died, and the mass shooting on Utoya Island, where 68 people attending a youth political camp lost their lives, and report back to Parliament within a year.

He wants the commission to have a high degree of integrity, the prime minister said, and hopes its work will prevent any other such attack.

"Part of the work of the commission will be to look into the whole scale of the attack," he said. "We've never had an attack on this scale since the Second World War, and it was targeted against a youth movement - it's an attack against our nation, it's an attack against our democracy."

He said it is important for all those affected to have answers to all their questions about what happened.

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  1. Parviz Ali

    I find it quite interesting that the un-bias press has given this "sicko" the title of the Norway terrorist. As if he has no religous affiliation. Is it so hard for you guys to give him the title based on his faith the same way you would if he claimed to be a muslim. Christtian right? Christian terrorist. Yeah we have those too.

    July 28, 2011 at 12:03 am |