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Norway killer took drugs before attacks

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Norway killer took drugs before attacks


More details are emerging of Anders Behring Breivik’s deadly attack in Norway. The right-wing fanatic has admitted taking steroids and the stimulant ephedrine before the bombing in Oslo and the deadly rampage on the island of Utoeya.

A Norwegian newspaper has released a picture (see below) detailing Breivik’s journey around the island where young people were staying for their summer Labour Party camp. For 90 minutes he stalked victims in bushes and even shot at those trying to swim away. Breivik says he used the computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as part of his training.

There may also be some credence to Breivik’s claims that he was not working alone, according to Johannes Dalen Giske, who ferried him to the island, and who told reporters “Somebody dropped him off by car because he had a big suitcase with him that was very heavy. As I recall, people thought the suitcase contained bomb disarmament equipment.”

Stine Brandvik survived the attack on Utoeya and managed to save a five-year-old boy:

“After the killer entered the room he was looking at us, and I saw he was loading the gun. I knew I only had three or four seconds to make a run. So I had no choice basically. I dragged the boy with me. And when I ran, I felt four bullets fly past my head.”

As well as using a handgun, Breivik also made alterations to the rifle he used in the attack, by adding a lightweight folding stock and a sensitive trigger for rapid fire. He practiced shooting with it at a range at the Oslo Gun Club.

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