Norway suffered a great tragedy on Friday when dozens of people, many of them teens, were gunned down by at least one subject dressed as a police officer. At this time, it appears this attack was coordinated with a bomb that was set off outside the prime minister’s office earlier in the day.
If you have paid attention to world events, you know this is not an original incident. Bombs have been detonated by terrorists around the world for almost as long as we have had explosive technology. Mass shooting incidents are also not new.
There are a few things about this incident, which are important to consider.
An attack may be the main attack, or it may be a distraction. It is impossible to say at this time what the intent of the terrorist(s) was with the bombing. However, that attack likely pulled resources toward it. Officers may have been diverted from other areas to respond to that incident location, which may have reduced the ability to respond to the second attack.