Sarkozy condemns 'odious' attack on Norway

23rd July 2011, Comments 0 comments

French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned the deadly bombing in the Norwegian capital Oslo on Friday as an "odious and unacceptable act" of violence.

"At this dramatic time, I wish to pass on the profound sympathy of the entire French people for the Norwegian people," he said, responding to early reports of the bombing in the city centre and offering his condolences to the families of the victims.

French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe also condemned the attacks, describing them as "blind and savage acts of violence".

Militants staged twin bomb and shooting attacks in Norway Friday, leaving at least 11 dead as a blast tore through government buildings and a gunman opened fire at a youth meeting of the ruling party.

© 2011 AFP

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