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Suspect in Norway terror attacks had published manifesto detailing plans

The suspect in two separate terror attacks in Norway still had “a considerable amount” of ammunition on him when he was arrested, police said Sunday.

At least 93 people were killed in Friday’s twin attacks, the worst in the country since the Second World War.

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, has been arrested.

His lawyer, Geir Lippestad, says Breivik has confessed to the attacks, but denies he is a criminal. According to his lawyer, Breivik wanted to start a revolution against immigrants and minorities in Norway, especially Muslims.

Officers have found an online manifesto that may have been published by Breivik, detailing his plans to acquire terrorist materials without arousing suspicious. For example, Breivik wrote about purchasing fertilizer through his organic farm company, but stated his intent to use the materials to build a bomb. He also wrote about his plans to attack a youth group.

The manifesto was published by Andrew Breivik, an Anglicized version of Anders Breivik.

A bombing outside the Prime Minister’s office in Oslo on Friday left seven people dead. Later that day, a lone gunman dressed in a police uniform opened fire at a youth camp on Utoeya Island.  At least 86 teenagers were killed.

The death toll is expected to rise as officials search for missing people. Breivik surrendered to the SWAT team once they arrived on the island.  

Breivik’s lawyer say he acted alone but police are still searching for other suspects. Officers are probing possible connections between Breivik and a group called the Knights Templar, a movement to stop, in their words, the “Islamification” of Europe.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre speaks in the video below.