Norway

Norway mass murderer planned to hit other targets

Reuters

Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik told police he had "several targets" in mind when they questioned him, police prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said Saturday.

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But Hjort Kraby refused to confirm a press report that they included Norway's royal palace and the headquarters of the governing Labour Party.

"During his interrogations he said in general terms that he was interested in other targets," the prosecutor told a press briefing.

"They were targets which would seem natural for a terrorist," he said but refused to give details.

Behring Breivik
has confessed to the 22 July bombing and shooting, which left 77 people dead.

The tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) earlier Saturday quoted Hjort Kraby as saying, "During his interrogation, he said that he had planned to attack other targets, but on 22 July it was only the seat of government in Oslo and Utoeya."

According to VG, the royal palace was a target because of its symbolic value, and Labour headquarters because of the party's role in creating the multicultural society that Behring Breivik denounced in a 1,500-page manifesto.

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