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Timeline of Norway's twin attacks

world Updated: Jul 24, 2011 02:31 IST

The following is a timeline of events during the attacks on a Norwegian government building and a political retreat for young people, according to police and eyewitnesses. All times are local.

- 3.26 pm: A car bomb explodes outside the prime minister's office in central Oslo.
- Around 4.50 pm: Vacationers at a campground begin to hear shooting across the lake on Utoya, an island where the youth wing of the Labor Party is being held.
- 5.38 pm: SWAT team is dispatched from Oslo. It drives, deciding that starting a police helicopter would take longer.
- By 6 pm: The team arrives at the lake, but it struggles to find a boat to cross over.
- 6.20 pm: The SWAT team arrives on the island.
- 6.35 pm: Suspect puts down weapons and surrenders to police.