Oslo police launch special unit for attacks probe

Last Updated: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 22:45

Oslo: The Oslo police said on Monday they
were setting up a special unit to investigate the twin attacks
of July 22 and had collected phones, cameras and computers
from the island of Utoeya for the investigation.

Setting up a new special unit "is not something we
do a lot, but in a case like this that is so big and needs so
much resources it`s necessary," said prosecutor Paal-Fredrik
Hjort Kraby, who is in charge of the Oslo police probe.

"We don`t know the entire structure yet (of the new
task force) but we will know in a few days," he said.

He added police had collected all of the electronic
equipment found on the island of Utoeya, where far-right
extremist Anders Behring Breivik has admitted gunning down 69
participants in the Labour Party youth wing`s retreat.

"It was decided that all mobiles, all cameras, all
iPads and all personal computers should be seized as evidence
in this case," he said.

"Apart from that, we`ll try to give all other
personal belongings to the families and people who got hurt,
but in close dialogue with AUF (the Labour Part youth wing) to
make it as decent as possible," he added.

Behring Breivik`s twin attacks left 77 people dead.

Other than the 69 people, most of them teenagers, killed on
Utoeya, eight people were killed in a bomb attack on Oslo`s
government quarter.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 1, 2011 - 22:45

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