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Norway suspect "has far-right links"

The man accused of a massacre at a youth camp in Norway and a bombing in the capital, Oslo, has admitted responsibility, his lawyer says.

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, described his actions as "gruesome but necessary", and said he would explain himself at a court hearing on Monday.

The suspect is reported to have had links with right-wing extremists.

Still pictures of him, wearing a wetsuit and carrying an automatic weapon, appeared in a 12-minute anti-Muslim video called Knights Templar 2083, which appeared briefly on YouTube.

In a document posted online, references were made to targeting "cultural Marxists/multiculturalist traitors".

Terrorism expert Lars Gule told the BBC that while there are "a lot of these ideas around", the hope is that Mr Breivik was a "lone wolf when acting upon these ideas".

Special Report: Norway attacks

  • 24 Jul 2011
  • From the section Europe
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