On this day in 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist from Norway, first detonated a car in Oslo before attacking the Norwegian Labour Party's youth camp on the island of Utøya.
How many people were killed in the Norway terrorist attacks?
By the end of the day, a total of 77 people, mostly teenagers and young adults, were killed in the Utøya terrorist attack.
What was the motive behind the Norway attacks?
Anders Behring Breivik's motive for the attack was rooted in his extreme right-wing ideologies and his opposition to multiculturalism and immigration. He aimed to target the Norwegian Labour Party's youth camp on Utøya, which he perceived as promoting policies he disagreed with.
What were the measures taken in response to the attacks in Norway?
Following the attacks, Norway reviewed and strengthened its security measures to prevent similar incidents in the future. The incident prompted discussions on counterterrorism strategies, hate speech regulations, and the importance of early detection and intervention in extremist ideologies. The attack also led to increased emphasis on support for the victims and their families, as well as efforts to promote tolerance and solidarity within Norwegian society.