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Breivik planned to kill 700. NEWS ROUND-UP: Amongst leaks of confidential police information as to other targets, come revelations Anders Behring Breivik thought he could kill 700 people. The perpetrator alleges he was operating with three different scenarios: “worst case”, “expected case”, and “best case. Whilst he believed the first involved him managing to kill at least 12 people, the second involved between 12 and 100, with the third resulting in as many as 700 victims. According to ABC Nyheter, Breivik viewed his shooting spree on Utøya would mean “the fjord was a weapon of mass destruction as the youths could be frightened into jumping in the water and drowning.”

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Breivik planned to kill 700

Published on Monday, 21st November, 2011 at 17:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

NEWS ROUND-UP: Amongst leaks of confidential police information as to other targets, come revelations Anders Behring Breivik thought he could kill 700 people.

Utøya in the sunset
Utøya in the sunset
Photo: Henrik Lied, NRK/Flickr


The perpetrator alleges he was operating with three different scenarios: “worst case”, “expected case”, and “best case. Whilst he believed the first involved him managing to kill at least 12 people, the second involved between 12 and 100, with the third resulting in as many as 700 victims.

According to ABC Nyheter, Breivik viewed his shooting spree on Utøya would mean “the fjord was a weapon of mass destruction as the youths could be frightened into jumping in the water and drowning.”

Moreover, as well as explaining 30 different terror targets were under consideration, Breivik chose his ammunition methodically.

“I was hit in the groin, thigh, and ankle. He used bullets that divided when they hit. The entry wound was normal, but the hospital told me the internal injuries were more extensive than ordinary bullets would have caused,” said Mathias Eckhoff, one of Breivik’s victims, to Dagbladet.

The 20-year-old, who was operated on nine times in eleven days, continued, “They chose to leave some small pieces because the tissue would have sustained more damage if they took them out.” There were no exit wounds.

According to Breivik himself, he was armed with a Glock 17 loaded with alternating rounds of Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) and approximately 70 percent Varmint bullets of two different types, Silver Tip which are the most explosive, and Soft Point (SP). The FMJs could pierce bulletproof vests, whilst the Varmints explode on impact.

Police notes taken during Breivik’s many interrogations show “the thought was he would have defeated those wearing bulletproof vests before he got to Utøya where the targets were without them” It has now been revealed the perpetrator did not have poisoned dum-dum bullets as previously feared. He claims his criteria for choosing this ammunition was weight, precision, and penetrating effect, the paper reports.

Files leaked before the weekend also reveal that Anders Behring Breivik was planning to kill Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, head of the Labour Youth Movement Eskil Pedersen or former Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland.

The information also shows state how the Utøya shootings only happened because the bomb failed to cause the government building to collapse. He explained he decided to go to Utøya after hearing radio reports in the car the structure was still standing, and only one person was killed.Breivik’s defence lawyer Geir Lippestad has confirmed Utøya was Breivik’s backup plan.

Police are disappointed that these documents, that were only meant to be seen by the police and lawyers on the case, have been leaked to the press.

Meanwhile, as officers continue to scrutinise Brevik’s online activities, it has also been discovered that Breivik used over 30 different aliases, as well as having over 20 email addresses.

The information posted by Breivik using these names and addresses has yet to be looked into by the police, as the use of foreign servers means a legal process must be undertaken before the contents can be seen.




Published on Monday, 21st November, 2011 at 17:02 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: andersbehringbreivik, utoeyashootings, jonasgahrstoere, groharlembrundtland.





  
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