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Norway police find explosives on Breivik`s farm

Norwegian police found and detonated a cache of explosives at a farm rented by the gunman responsibe for killing 76 people in Oslo.



Oslo: Norwegian police said they had found
and detonated a cache of explosives at a farm rented by the
gunman who claimed responsibility for killing 76 people in
twin attacks last week.

They refused however to disclose the quantity or nature
of the explosives.

"Explosives were found on the farm," outside Oslo rented
by Anders Behring Breivik, police spokeswoman Trine Dyngeland
said on Tuesday.

"We thought it better not to move them and they were
destroyed on the spot in a controlled explosion," she said.

Behring Breivik, who said he had planned Friday`s
attacks for a long time, had rented the farm north of Oslo
ostensibly to grow vegetables.

Norwegian media said it was a cover for him to buy large
quantities of chemical fertilisers to make a bomb without
attracting suspicion. He had bought six tonnes of fertiliser
since the start of May, according to the fertiliser group
purchasing organisation.

Behring Breivik admitted carrying out the bomb attack at
the government centre in downtown Oslo and a shooting spree at
a nearby island at his first court appearance on Monday when
he was remanded in custody for eight weeks.

He says he was on a crusade to save Norway and Western
Europe from a Muslim invasion and that the attack on the
Labour Party-led government and its youth wing were "cruel"
but "necessary".

PTI

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