Norway killer planned other targets, says lawyer

The 32-year-old has acknowledged authoring the bomb and gun attacks in Olso.

Updated: Jul 30, 2011, 00:12 AM IST

Oslo: Anders Behring Breivik`s lawyer
said the killer behind Norway`s July 22 attacks was planning
to hit other targets, a local newspaper reported on Friday.

"There were several projects of different scale for
that Friday," Geir Lippestad was quoted as telling
Aftenposten.

"Things happened that day, which I don`t want to go
into (here), which meant events unfolded differently from what
he had planned," Lippestad added.

Asked about this claim during a press conference, the
Norwegian police declined to comment.

However, one of the lead investigators, John
Frederiksen, said: "What we can say on an operational level is
that with the information obtained in the initial phase of our
enquiries and from the elements published (by Behring
Breivik), we have inspected a dozen sites to see if there was
any kind of threat.

"We have not found anything" to back that up, he
added.

Behring Breivik said in a 1,500-page manifesto
published online just before the carnage, that doubled as a
manual for would-be followers: "12 failed attempts on an
extremely well-protected individual could have alternatively
been 12 successful attacks on lesser targets, executing more
than 50 primary targets."

Kept in solitary confinement on a judge`s orders since
Monday, the 32-year-old has acknowledged authoring the bomb
and gun attacks in Olso and on Utoeya island which killed 76
people, but has not accepted criminal responsibility or plead
guilty.

Psychiatrists are now assessing whether he is legally
insane, as prosecutors seek to bring Behring Breivik to trial
next year.

PTI