At least 76 people died in Norway in a terror attack July 22 that started with a bomb blast in the capital Oslo and continued with an hour-long gun rampage at a camp for Labour Party teens and young adults on nearby Utoya Island. Police arrested a lone gunman, Anders Breivik, 32.
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[Updated at 12:42 p.m.]Â Here are the latest developments.
- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited the Norwegian ambassador's residence in Washington Tuesday to "offer condolences to the people of Norway after the tragic killings that occurred last week," according to a White House statement.
- Police in Norway have released the first four names of victims of Friday's terror attacks. Three of the four identified died in an explosion outside government offices in Oslo. The fourth, named as 23-year-old Gunnar Linaker, died on Utoya island, scene of a mass shooting at a youth political camp.
- There are other countries involved in a Norwegian investigation into last week's terror attacks, police said in response to a question about suspect Anders Breivik's claim to have been in contact with terror cells abroad. Police declined to name the other countries, saying "the investigation is in Norway."
- Police investigating a terror attack in Norway last week will examine video footage and study the blast effects to determine where a bomb was placed, they said Tuesday.
- Police in Norway have 15 forensic scientists combing Utoya island for clues following a mass shooting there last week, they said Tuesday.
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- Police in Norway declined Tuesday to say how many people are missing after a bombing and mass shooting that killed 76 people last week. They have said in the past that they were searching for four or five people.
- Police in Norway declined to say Tuesday where the suspect in last week's bombing and mass shooting is being held.Â At least 76 people were killed in the attacks.
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- Police in Norway will release a partial list of the names of victims of Friday's terror attacks online Tuesday at 6 p.m., they said. They will post an update at 6 p.m. every day until all the victims have been identified, they added.
- Police in Norway have armed undercover officers on patrol, they said Tuesday, in the wake of last week's terror attack that left 76 people dead.
- Anders Breivik was "a little bit surprised" that his attacks succeeded, his lawyer Geir Lippestad says Tuesday, adding that Breivik had not expected to get to Utoya Island.
- The suspect was on drugs to make him stronger and more awake during the attacks, Lippestad says.
He says Breivik "may be" insane, but that it is too early to say if he will mount an insanity defense.
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- Anders Breivik, 32, appeared in closed court Monday. Judge Kim Heger later says Breivik admits carrying out the attacks but claims they were necessary to prevent the "colonization" of the country by Muslims.
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Breivik says the deaths are the price the Labour Party had to pay for its "treason," the judge says.
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- Judge Heger orders Breivik held in custody for eight weeks, until his next court date. The first four weeks are to be in solitary confinement to prevent the possibility of tampering with evidence, the judge says.
- The suspect's father, Jens Breivik, tells Norway's TV2 that his son must have mental problems.
"In my darkest moments, I think that rather than killing all those people, he should have taken his own life," the father says, answering a reporter's question about mental illness by saying: "There is no other way to explain it. A normal person would never do such a thing."
- Police announce Monday that the number of confirmed dead in the bombing is eight, an increase of one from previous reports. The number of dead on Utoya is 68, down from earlier reports as high as 86. That makes the confirmed death toll 76, down from earlier reports of 93.
- Police say they are investigating Breivik claims that two other terror cells assisted him in the attack. They do not confirm the existence of the cells.
- Breivik is charged with two acts of terrorism, police spokesman Henning Holtaas says. The maximum sentence is 21 years in prison, with the possibility of an extension at the end of the term if the court rules Breivik is still a threat. Norway does not execute people.
- A 1,518-page manifesto bearing Breivik's name circulates online, containing rants about the rising number of Muslims in Europe, describing detailed plans for getting weapons, explosives and fake uniforms, and saying how to avoid detection by police while preparing the attack.
- Almost 200,000 people participate in a memorial Monday in downtown Oslo to honor the victims, authorities say.
- Ringerike hospital chief surgeon Colin Poole says he has never seen gunshot wounds like those of the victims from the island, and speculates the injuries were caused by expanding or "dum-dum" bullets, a hospital spokesman says. Police decline to comment on the type of bullets the gunman used.
We the Templars are fed up with muslims. Our next objective will be their heart. The muslims are not going to feel comfortable in our region. Their children are going to suffer and their mothers will not stand the pain.
WHILE WE SEE THIS NORWEGIAN MONSTER GONE BERSEK WITH HIS ANTI-MUSLIM IMMIGRANT MESSAGE, WE ALSO SEE THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA INCL. CNN, Time, NYT, LA Times, etc. BEING EQUALLY GUILTY OF RELIGIOUS PANDERING THROUGH A SPATE OF BIASED/MISLEADING/BLATANTLY FALSE ARTICLES BY KNOWN/DUBIUOS ISLAMIC SYMPATHIZERS WHO HAVE A CLEAR ANTI-AMERICAN/ANTI-CHRISTIAN BIAS!!!
GOD SAVE AMERICA!
While not discounting the lack of cohesion between RESTRICTIVE ISLAMIC PRINCIPLES with Norway's TOLERANT PROGRESSIVE CULTURE, it may be time to take an UN-BIASED, REALISTIC LOOK at the benefits of allowing large number of these UNADAPTABLE, WELFARE MIGRANTS into Norway.
This demon in human form will find out soon enough how well his "Christian" beliefs are working for him.....when he gets sent straight to Hell for all eternity by the good lord on Judgement Day!
Amen to that! I had no idea that that kind of evil by one person could be possible. I hear a lot that people call him crazy (even his lawyer). However, in my opinion, giving him such "diagnosis" in the media is to offend those individuals who are really suffering from legitimate mental illness. This guy in Norway is just pure, plain evil – he is the Devil in the flesh.
REAL SHOOTING IN UTOYA or NORWEGIAN "AFTERLIFE" $$ FLASH MOB !!? stateofterror.blogspot.com/ or stateofterror.wordpress.com/ REAL TEARS OR TEAR GAS AND PURE THEATER ON FACES OF MANIACS !!? OSLO POLICE or COMMUNIST/LIBERAL CRIMINALS WHO WERE PREPARING FOR ACT OF TERROR AGAINST NORWAY AND EUROPE ALMOST HALF DECADE(collecting proofs and photos) AHEAD !!? WILL THERE BE APOCALYPSE NOW(Abomination) OR TOTAL RESISTANCE(civil war) !!? No doubt about bombing in Oslo, but what about shooting in Utoya !!!?
ARIZONA = UTOYA and STOLTENBERG = BREIVIK (90 minutes vs 30 and for government vehicles or police even 20 minutes the most) !!!