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Icelandic and British flags.

‘Our Thoughts Are with the Victims’

“Our thoughts are with the victims, and with our friends the British,” stated Iceland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, in reaction to an explosion in Manchester, England, last night.

Icelanders in Stockholm React to Attack

At least three people have been killed this afternoon when a lorry sped through a busy street in the center of Stockholm, the Swedish capital, crashing through the front of a large shop. Several Icelanders were among the eye witnesses.

Berlin

No Icelanders Believed to Be among Injured

According to Urður Gunnarsdóttir, press officer at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, no Icelanders are believed to be among those injured in the attack in Berlin last night, which left 12 people dead and dozens injured.

Sigurður Ingi Johannsson.

Icelandic PM Shocked by Orlando Shooting

Prime Minister of Iceland Sigurður Ingi Jóhannesson declared yesterday that he is in shock over the hatred Omar Mateen must have felt when he brutally attacked and killed innocent people in a gay nightclub in Orlando early yesterday morning. Fifty people were killed and 53 injured.

Police car

Car Sticker Leads to Terrorism Suspicion

A Belgian couple who have visited Iceland 15 times and drive a car with an Icelandic national sticker on the back, from the Norröna ferry, were stopped by armed police in Switzerland recently. The reason was the sticker, as the police thought the ‘IS’ might refer to Islamic State.

Harpa

Harpa Illuminated for Brussels

Some of Europe’s most iconic buildings and monuments were last night illuminated in the colors of the Belgian flag, following yesterday morning’s deadly terrorist attacks on Brussels.

Brussels.

No Known Injuries among Icelanders in Brussels

The Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that people in Brussels use social media or send an SMS to notify friends and relatives of their situation, following this morning’s three explosions in the city.

French Embassy in Iceland following the Paris Attacks, November 2015

Iceland Shows Solidarity with France

Icelanders and members of the French community in Iceland gathered in front of the French Embassy in Reykjavík this evening to show solidarity with France and pay their respects to the individuals who were killed or injured in the string of six attacks in Paris last night. A book of condolences...