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The man who killed 77 says he was inspired by Al Qaeda

Last updated on: April 19, 2012 10:20 IST

Image: Defendant Anders Behring Breivik gestures as he arrives at the start of the third day of proceedings in courthouse in Oslo
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Rediff News Desk

Thirty three-year-old rightwing extremist, Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in July last year, is currently undergoing trial.

Unapologetic about what he did, Breivik told the court that he would "have done it again".

Breivik, who had published a 1,500-page manifesto on the day of the attacks, said that he was a part of the Knights Templar -- a network of militant nationalists – which he had founded with three others in London in 2002.

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The man who killed 77 says he was inspired by Al Qaeda

Image: Defendant Anders Behring Breivik discusses with his defence lawyer Geir Lippestad in the courthouse in Oslo
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While he appeared calm on the first two days of the trial, Breivik lost his cool in court on Wednesday. He refused to cooperate with prosecutors as they questioned him about his contact with "militant nationalists".

Anders Behring Breivik is currently lodged in Halden prison, one of the world's most luxurious prisons.

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Image: Prosecutor Inga Bejer Engh speaks to Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik
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On July 22, 2011, Breivik set off a bomb that killed eight people in a van parked outside the office of Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.

Dressed as a police officer, Breivik then went on a shooting spree at Utoeya island. He killed 69, mostly teens.

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik smiles as he arrives in court for the second day of his terrorism and murder trial in Oslo.

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik cries as he watches a video presented by the prosecution during his terrorism and murder trial, in a courtroom in Oslo.

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik cries as he watches a video presented by the prosecution during his terrorism and murder trial, in a courtroom in Oslo.

Breivik, who massacred 77 people last summer, arrived at an Oslo courthouse under armed guard, clenching his fist in a far-right salute and saying he did not recognise the authority of the judges.

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik listens to charges against him during his terrorism and murder trial in a courtroom in Oslo.

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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik confers with Tord Jordet, a member of his defence team, in courtroom 250 during the second day of his terrorism and murder trial in Oslo.

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Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Defendant Anders Behring Breivik answers questions made by the prosecutor at the start of the third day of proceedings in the courthouse in Oslo.

Breivik, who killed 77 people, said at his trial his shooting spree and bomb attack were "sophisticated and spectacular" and that he would do the same thing again.

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