Norwegian police stage Oslo action tied to attacks

Police lawyer confirms reports; sources say counter-terrorism force also involved in operation; terror suspect says act "atrocious yet necessary."

By REUTERS
July 24, 2011 13:17
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OSLO, July 24 - Armed Norwegian police staged an action in Oslo on Sunday linked to Friday's shootings and bombing that killed at least 92 people, a police lawyer said.

"The operation is related to the bomb attack in Oslo," he told Reuters, confirming an online report in Verdens Gang newspaper. Sources said the police counter-terrorism force, known as Delta, was involved in the operation.

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Police have previously said that they were likely to stage follow-up actions as they try to confirm that there are no additional threats. Police declined comment on whether there were any arrests.

Earlier Sunday, local press reported that a suspected right-wing fanatic accused of killing at least 92 people had been planning his attacks since at least autumn 2009, according to an on-line manuscript written by the suspect.

Anders Behring Breivik deemed his acts "atrocious" yet "necessary" as Norway mourned victims of the nation's worst attacks since World War Two.

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