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Norway victims laid to rest

Funerals held one week after deadly attacks

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Funerals were held Friday for some of the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in Norway. Bano Rashid, an 18-year-old originally from northern Iraq, was laid to rest in Nesodden, south of Oslo. Ismail Haji Ahmed, 19, is scheduled to be buried near Hamar, north of the capital. Rashid and Ahmed were among the 68 mostly young people shot to death by anti-Muslim radical Anders Behring Breivik at an island retreat for supporters of the ruling Labour Party last Friday. Breivik also killed eight people in the Oslo bomb attack. The Labour Party held a vigil in the capital Friday, where leading members repeated calls for openness and tolerance. “Evil has brought out the best in us. Hatred engenders love,” said Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Reuters

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