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Breivik claims considered multiple targets but had problems making the bombs and feared getting caught before he could execute his plan.
Norway killer, Anders Behring Breivik, planned to set off more bombs around Oslo, but he ran out of time. The suspect was questioned for 10 hours on Friday while funerals began for the 77 people killed in the attacks.
Breivik told interrogators that the combined bombing/shooting attack, in which 77 people died, was in fact his plan "B". He had hoped to launch a multiple car bomb attack which would have targeted government buildings, the Labour Party headquarters, and the royal palace in Oslo, the Telegraph reported today.
In his 1,500 page "manifesto" Breivik discussed the problems he had testing and building bombs and his fears of the plot being uncovered, both which convinced him to go with only one bomb this month instead of waiting to build several, the Telegraph said. He also referred interrogators to things that changed in his plan on that day.
Police lawyer Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said Breivik talked openly about other targets, according to the BBC. "In general, I would say that he had in his plans other targets but on this day it was only these two which were successful," he told reporters on Saturday.
Police lawyer Paal-Fredrik Hjort KrabyHe described Mr Breivik as "more than willing to explain himself". He is apparently without remorse and kept asking police if his photograph had appeared in papers and whether TV crews had descended on Oslo.
Breivik also claims to be working with cells of like-minded terrorists, but Norwegian police said Tuesday they believe Anders Behring Breivik acted alone.
That conclusion has turned attention to his influences, "specifically violent online video games and anti-Islam websites that encourage the notion of a clash of civilizations. And the killer's online fantasy world is a scary place indeed," GlobalPost's David Wroe wrote.
“It’s clear from his manifesto that he was slowly withdrawing from wider civil society,” said Matthew Goodwin, an expert on right-wing extremism at Britain’s University of Nottingham. “Online, he was certainly active in terms of far-right blogs such as Brussels Journal and Gates of Vienna. He had a extensive Facebook network and had built up substantial online links."