Norway to review security after Oslo attacks

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Norway to review security after Oslo attacks

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Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has vowed to review his country’s security policies after the deadly rampage of self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik.

The 32-year-old far-right extremist has admitted carrying out last week’s bomb and shooting attacks that killed at least 76 people.

Questions have been raised over why Oslo police took more than one hour to reach Utoeya Island, allowing the gunman to execute his victims at the rate of one per minute.

“There will be a time for going through all the experiences we have from the operation and from what we did at Utoeya and downtown Oslo,” Stoltenberg told journalists.

“Of course, part of that also will be to go through (and ask): did the police have the right equipment? How was the response?” he added.

Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reported that Breivik was put on a watch list in March after he ordered chemicals from Poland that he eventually used to make his bombs.

The tabloid daily said police did not follow up the tip-off from customs officials because they believed the fertiliser products were to be used for farming.

But, as Breivik has admitted online, his farm was merely a cover story to facilitate the planning of his deadly acts of terror.