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Norwegian Prime Minister Says Security, Police Response To Be Reevaluated

July 27, 2011

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg has said that Norway would review police response and security measures after a mourning period for the two attacks that killed at least 76 people on July 22.

Stoltenberg said he welcomed a debate on security and that he believed the attacks of July 22 would lead to an increased interest in political activity among Norwegians.

Stoltenberg also told reporters that Norwegians will defend themselves by showing they are not afraid of violence and that the response will be "more democracy, more openness."

On July 26, police said they had found and destroyed a cache of explosives at a farm that was rented by Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian man who has claimed responsibility for the killings.

Breivik's lawyer said his client is likely insane.

compiled from agency reports


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