Norway police say did all they could after massacre

December 16, 2011 16:47


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OSLO) - Norwegian police responded as quickly as possible when an anti-Islamic gunman set off a bomb in Oslo and shot dead dozens of teenagers at a summer camp in July, the head of an internal police commission assessing the response said on Friday.

Victims' families have strongly criticized police for not reacting faster to reports that the gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, had gone on the rampage at a Labour Party youth summer camp after setting off a bomb in central Oslo that killed eight.

It took police around an hour to get from Oslo to Utoeya island, 40 km (25 miles) away, but the head of the commission appointed by police said no officers hesitated in their duty and criticism was "unreasonable".

"During a very intense action, time for planning and reflection is highly limited," the commission's head, Olav Soenderland, told a news conference.

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