Man arrested after shootings is Norwegian

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Posted: Jul 22, 2011 5:04 PM

OSLO (Reuters) - A gunman detained after shootings at a youth meeting on a Norwegian island and a bombing in central Oslo on Friday is Norwegian, Justice Minister Knut Storberget said.

"Our information is that he is Norwegian," he told a news conference. "I don't know so much about him."

He said that seven people were killed in a bombing in central Oslo and 10 injured. Several people were killed and others wounded in a shooting at a youth camp northwest of Oslo of the ruling Labour Party, he added.

(Reporting by Oslo newsroom' editing by Tim Pearce)