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Norwegian Assault and Bombing Deaths Up to 92

By: AP
By: AP

OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Police now say at least 92 people were killed in the twin attacks that they are blaming on the same suspect, 32-year-old Norwegian Anders Breivik (AHN'-durs BRAY'-vick).

The suspect's lawyer says his client "has confessed to the factual circumstances."

Norwegian authorities are admitting they don't know much about the man suspected of carrying out Friday's mass shooting on an island near Oslo and downtown bombing.

Seven were killed in the bombing.

But they say Anders Breivik is talking and a few details have emerged.

He had ties to a right-leaning political party and posted on Christian fundamentalist websites.

The Norwegian news agency NTB says he wrote a 1,500 page manifesto before the attack, railing against multiculturalism and Muslim immigration.

The two attacks left at least 92 people dead.

Police have charged Breivik under Norway's terror law.

They and his defense attorney say he's admitted firing weapons on the island, but it's not clear if he's confessed to anything else.

The police chief describes him as a "very demanding suspect."

Police arrived at the island massacre in Norway about an hour and a half after a gunman first opened fire.

They were slowed because they didn't have quick access to a
helicopter and then couldn't find a boat to make their way to the
scene just several hundred yards offshore.

The assailant surrendered when police finally reached him.

Survivors of the shooting spree have described hiding and fleeing into the water to escape the gunman, but a police briefing Saturday detailed for the first time how long the terror lasted -- and how long victims waited for help.

Police are searching for more victims who may have been shot in the water or drowned as they tried to escape.

Breivik also rented a farm, where investigators found more than 9,000 pounds of fertilizer.

Police say the bombing was an "Oklahoma city-type" bombing in Oslo's downtown:

It targeted a government building, was allegedly perpetrated by a homegrown assailant and used the same mix of fertilizer and fuel that blew up a federal building in the U.S. in 1995.


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