Norway attacker kills 76, may have had help

by John Hageman

Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year old Norwegian accused of 76 people in Friday’s attacks, told authorities two cells of extremists collaborated with him, the New York Times reported Monday.

He is the only person being held in connection to the attacks.

Deadly blasts erupted Friday afternoon in Oslo, the capital and most populous city in Norway, killing eight, according to the times. Shortly after, Breivik opened fire at a youth political meeting about 25 miles away shortly after the blasts in Oslo, killing 68.

Breivik will be held  for two months, the first four weeks in solitary confinement.

Breivik, who is described as highly religious and gun-loving, saw Muslim immigration and multiculturism as a threat to Norwegian culture, the Times reported.

“He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary,” his lawyer told reporters. “He wanted a change in society and, from his perspective, he needed to force through a revolution. He wished to attack society and the structure of society.”

BBC Slideshow

Raw video via NRK shows the immediate aftermath of the blasts: