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Norway gunman Anders Breivik planned to behead ex-PM

By Tony Paterson

The self-confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik yesterday boasted about his plans to behead Norway's revered former prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and post a video of her decapitation on the internet.

As Breivik (33) gave evidence on the fourth day of his trial in Oslo, it also emerged that he “trained” for the attacks of July last year by playing the war simulation computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

He has admitted killing eight people by detonating a bomb in the capital and shooting dead 69 mostly teenage victims at a Labour Party youth camp.

Breivik told the court that he had planned to capture Mrs Brundtland, a respected international figure and leading member of Norway's ruling Labour Party, who served as the country's first and only woman prime minister during the 1980s. “The plan was to behead Gro Harlem Brundtland on film,” he said.

Mrs Brundtland had been a guest at the Labour Party youth camp on Utoya island only hours before Breivik arrived on 22 July and began shooting dead young party members. Breivik said Mrs Brundtland had been a key target.

He also revealed that he had intended to kill every one of the 600 young socialists attending the Utoya camp. “The goal was to kill them all,” he said.

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