Berlin: Germany`s foreign intelligence
chief on Friday said he had no evidence of an international
far-right terrorist network, after the self-confessed massacre
gunman in Norway claimed to belong to one.
Ernst Uhrlau, head of the Federal Intelligence
Service, told the daily Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung that
right-wing extremism tended to be a nationalist phenomenon
which did not translate into cross-border cooperation.
"We have no knowledge of a development of a
cross-border militant movement or of a brand of international
right-wing terrorism," he said.
Anders Behring Breivik boasted in a 1,500-page
manifesto before the twin attacks that killed 76 people that
he was one of up to 80 "solo martyr cells" recruited across
Western Europe to topple governments tolerant of Islam.
Norway`s intelligence service has been liaising
with counterparts in Europe and the United States but has
found nothing to verify the gunman`s claims of active cells
forming a terror "organisation".
Meanwhile the German domestic intelligence service,
the Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), said that
on the basis of the manifesto, there was no sign that Behring
Breivik was a neo-Nazi.
In a report sent this week to regional German
security services, the BfV determined that the killer`s
ideology was "unclear and diffuse", the daily Sueddeutsche
Zeitung reported today.