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Norway mass murderer wanted to chop off PM's head

April 20, 2012 13:57 IST

Anders Behring Breivik, in his testimony on the fourth day of his trial in Oslo, Norway, disclosed plans to behead Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway, amongst other horrifying and disturbing details.

Breivik shot 67 people present at a Labour party summer camp on Utoya island in July last year, and had hoped that Brundtland, who led Norway as a Left-wing prime minister between 1981 and 1996, would be attending the event on the day of the massacre, The Telegraph reports.

"The objective was not to kill 69 people on Utoya island; the objective was to kill all of them," he disclosed.

Revealing his plans in a cold and excruciating detail, Breivik said his first aim had been to detonate three car bombs, two of them weighing a ton.

But not being able to obtain the necessary chemical fertiliser for the bombs, forced him to plant a single device before executing the gun attack on the people present at the camp.

Breivik said he aimed to handcuff Brundtland before beheading her, as according to him, she was a "category A traitor" because of her support for multiculturalism.

"The plan was to chop her head off while filming it," he said.

In the event, Breivik killed 33 teenagers under the age of 18, and his youngest victim was only 14. However, Brevik said that he was 'not a child murderer'.

"I believe that all political activists who choose to fight for multiculturalism and work for that and have leadership positions in a political party are legitimate targets," Breivik added, describing the people attending the camp as "political activists", as they 'shared Brundtland's guilt'.

Insensitively, Breivik claimed, "I would still have done it again,", as he felt that there was 'no better political target' than the Utoya's summer camp."

He said his other options included attacking a Labour party conference with "biological bullets" filled with pure nicotine that he had bought from China, or hijacking a petrol tanker and igniting its payload with explosives, which according to him would have killed "several thousand" people at an annual parade

Source: ANI