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The Foreigner Oslo bomber named and indicted for terror. The man said to be linked to the Oslo bombings and the massacre of youths on Utøya has been named as Anders Behring Breivik. Breivik, described as a 6-foot-tall blond Norwegian, aged 32, was arrested by police in the aftermath of his gun rampage on the island of Utøya, close to Oslo. He has now been charged on suspicion of both attacks. Initial reports said that Breivik was wearing a police uniform and lured his victims towards them by saying, “come here”, witnesses told NRK. Between 25 and 30 young people were initially reported to have been killed; police confirmed early this morning the death toll is at least 80.

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Oslo bomber named and indicted for terror

Published on Saturday, 23rd July, 2011 at 09:50 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

The man said to be linked to the Oslo bombings and the massacre of youths on Utøya has been named as Anders Behring Breivik.



Breivik, described as a 6-foot-tall blond Norwegian, aged 32, was arrested by police in the aftermath of his gun rampage on the island of Utøya, close to Oslo. He has now been charged on suspicion of both attacks.

Initial reports said that Breivik was wearing a police uniform and lured his victims towards them by saying, “come here”, witnesses told NRK. Between 25 and 30 young people were initially reported to have been killed; police confirmed early this morning the death toll is at least 80.

Three firearms are registered in Breivik’s name: a Glock pistol, a rifle and a shotgun. Witnesses reported that the gunman opened fire with a rifle at first.

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre had visited the camp just one day previously in order to address the 500+ Labour (Ap) youth wing members who were staying on Utøya. More, undetonated explosives have been found on the island.

Last night, police searched Breivik’s apartment in bulletproof vests.

“I was sitting in front of the TV at home and read newspapers. Suddenly the police came to the door and we were asked to leave the apartment immediately. I have not met him in person, but saw him when he visits his mother,” said Breivik’s neighbour, Hemen Noaman (27), who lives on the same floor as him.

Meanwhile, an unnamed Norwegian police official has said that the attacks do not appear to be linked to Islamic terrorism.

An Islamic group had initially claimed responsibility, fuelling speculation that the attacks were linked to Norway’s involvement in Afghanistan or even because Norwegian newspapers printed the infamous Jyllands-Posten cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The group has since refuted this.

Twitter users have found an account that they believe to be Breivik’s. The only tweet on it was posted six days ago and is a partial quote from British philosopher John Stuart Mill: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100 000 who have only interests.”

A Facebook account with the same display picture as shown on the Twitter account describes Breivik as a “Christian Conservative”. He lists his interests as “Freemasonry, hunting, bodybuilding and e-sport”. However, this account appears only to have been active since 17th July, the same date as the Twitter account, casting some doubt on its veracity.

A second Twitter account, revealed by searching for Breivik’s email address, reveals what appears to be his own personal account. Although this account has not made any tweets, it has attracted the ultraconservative Front National of France as a follower.

In the Spring of 2009, Breivik started a vegetable cultivation company. Such activities would have given him ready access to large quantities of ammonia-based fertiliser, long known as a key ingredient for home-made bombs.



Published on Saturday, 23rd July, 2011 at 09:50 under the news category, by Gareth Corfield.

This post has the following tags: oslobombings, utoeyashooting, andersbehringbreivik.





  
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