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Death toll in Norway deadly bombing, shooting drops to 92 - police

RIA Novosti

08:58 24/07/2011

MOSCOW, July 24 (RIA Novosti) - The death toll in two separate attacks in Norway has dropped to 92, including seven people killed in a deadly bombing in Oslo and 85 shot dead at a nearby youth camp on the Utoya Island, Norwegian TV channel NRK reported on Sunday, citing police data.

Earlier reports put the death toll at 98 people.

A massive explosion ripped through the government headquarters in Oslo on Friday. Several hours later, a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at the youth who had gathered at the summer camp on the Utoya Island.

Police arrested 32-year old ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik who confessed on Saturday to the mass killing on the Utoya Island.

During the interrogation Breivik, who is believed to belong to right-extremist groups in eastern Norway, said it was he who organized the shooting spree from two different kinds of firing guns on the island.

Breivik is also believed to have been one of those linked to the Oslo bombing. But he is unlikely to be linked to international terrorist organizations, police said.

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