"My daughter called me up and said she could not breathe, there was blood around her, and a piece of glass stuck in her throat," Hoshang Afshar told a Norwegian news outlet regarding her daughter, 16-year-old Amosha, now receiving medical treatment.
Afshar's account epitomizes the terror, shock, and horror during the aftermath of the Oslo bomb blast that rocked the city center and the government's headquarters. At least seven people were killed and 15 injured so far in the bomb blast, the nation's worst attack since World War II.
Below are some pictures of the aftermath.
At Utoya, an island outside Oslo, a gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire at a Labor Party youth camp, shooting several youths, party spokesman Per Gunnar Dahl told The Associated Press. Acting Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim told broadcaster NRK that investigators suspect the two attacks are linked.
The Associated Press contributed to this report. Check back later, as more pictures may be added.