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PST admits stopping Breivik was almost impossible. Norway’s Police Security Service has admitted in their own evaluation report that they failed to stop Anders Behring Breivik. “We cannot accept responsibility for what happened, but we have a general responsibility for preventing terrorism,” Acting Chief Roger Berg told NRK. The report about the July attacks is about 40 pages long, and looks at key questions like whether Breivik could have been stopped prior to his attacks..

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PST admits stopping Breivik was almost impossible

Published on Friday, 16th March, 2012 at 13:04 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 16th March 2012 at 13:23.

Norway’s Police Security Service has admitted in their own evaluation report that they failed to stop Anders Behring Breivik.

Police Security Service (PST) 2006
Police Security Service (PST) 2006
Photo: Penneknekt/Wikimedia Commons


“We cannot accept responsibility for what happened, but we have a general responsibility for preventing terrorism,” Acting Chief Roger Berg told NRK.

The report about the July attacks is about 40 pages long, and looks at key questions like whether Breivik could have been stopped prior to his attacks..

There are two sections in the document. The first looks into what was done by the PST before the attacks, the second examines the situation afterwards.

“Our main task is to stop terrorist acts happening in the country, but did not succeed on 22nd July. On behalf of the PST, I’d like to apologise for this,” said Mr Berg.

The report also states that the PST may not be able to prevent an attack by a solo terrorist in the future with its current resources.

A suggestion is made for information to be shared between schools, health services and police in order for security to be notified sooner.

The PST report’s release and regret comes a day following apologies over the 22nd July by police director Øystein Mæland and Minister of Justice Grete Faremo.




Published on Friday, 16th March, 2012 at 13:04 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 16th March 2012 at 13:23.

This post has the following tags: norwaypolicesecurityservice, policesecurityserviceapology.





  
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