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Breivik, centre, said he had plans to capture and kill the former Norwegian Prime Minister (AP)

Breivik, centre, said he had plans to capture and kill the former Norwegian Prime Minister (AP)

Accused Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik looks at papers at the courtroom, in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday April 17, 2012. The anti-Muslim fanatic who admitted to killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre took to the stand in his terror trial today

Accused Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik looks at papers at the courtroom, in Oslo, Norway, Tuesday April 17, 2012. The anti-Muslim fanatic who admitted to killing 77 people in a bomb-and-shooting massacre took to the stand in his terror trial today

Frank Augstein

Anders Breivik said he prepared for a firefight with police by playing video games (Scanpix Norway)

Anders Breivik said he prepared for a firefight with police by playing video games (Scanpix Norway)

Anders Breivik arrives for his trial in Oslo, Norway (AP)

Anders Breivik arrives for his trial in Oslo, Norway (AP)

A police van holding Anders Breivik leaves prison in Norway (AP)

A police van holding Anders Breivik leaves prison in Norway (AP)

Anders Breivik

Anders Breivik

Two women are seen leaving as rescue workers arrive to help the injured following an explosion in Oslo, Norway Friday July 22, 2011

Two women are seen leaving as rescue workers arrive to help the injured following an explosion in Oslo, Norway Friday July 22, 2011

Thomas Winje Aijord

Medics and emergency workers escort an injured person from a camp site on the island of Utoya (AP)

Medics and emergency workers escort an injured person from a camp site on the island of Utoya (AP)

Smoke rises from central Oslo after an explosion ripped through government buildings (AP/Scanpix)

Smoke rises from central Oslo after an explosion ripped through government buildings (AP/Scanpix)

A victim is treated outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents.(AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)

A victim is treated outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents.(AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)

Fartein Rudjord

Medics and emergency workers escort youths from a camp site on the island of Utoya, Norway Saturday July 23, 2011.  A Norwegian dressed as a police officer gunned down at least 84 people at an island retreat, police said Saturday. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven.    (AP Photo/Morten Edvardsen/Scanpix

Medics and emergency workers escort youths from a camp site on the island of Utoya, Norway Saturday July 23, 2011. A Norwegian dressed as a police officer gunned down at least 84 people at an island retreat, police said Saturday. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven. (AP Photo/Morten Edvardsen/Scanpix

SCANPIX NORWAY

An aerial view of Utoya Island, Norway taken Thursday, July 21, 2011

An aerial view of Utoya Island, Norway taken Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lasse Tur

An injured woman is helped by a passerby, in a doorway in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris.  The Prime Minister is not hurt

An injured woman is helped by a passerby, in a doorway in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris. The Prime Minister is not hurt

Morten Holm

Medics and emergency workers escort an injured person from a camp site on the island of Utoya, Norway Saturday July 23, 2011.  A Norwegian dressed as a police officer gunned down at least 84 people at an island retreat, police said Saturday. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven

Medics and emergency workers escort an injured person from a camp site on the island of Utoya, Norway Saturday July 23, 2011. A Norwegian dressed as a police officer gunned down at least 84 people at an island retreat, police said Saturday. Investigators are still searching the surrounding waters, where people fled the attack, which followed an explosion in nearby Oslo that killed seven

A tracked high speed mist fan is used to drag a damaged vehicle away from a building in central Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents

A tracked high speed mist fan is used to drag a damaged vehicle away from a building in central Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents

Roald, Berit

The wreckage of a car lies outside a building in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris. A loud explosion shattered windows Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people.  Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press

The wreckage of a car lies outside a building in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris. A loud explosion shattered windows Friday at the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press

Thomas Winje

A victim is treated outside government buildings in the center of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)

A victim is treated outside government buildings in the center of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents. (AP Photo/Fartein Rudjord)

Fartein Rudjord

In this image taken from TV smoke and flames billow from the shattered window of a building after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011.  A loud explosion shattered windows Friday in several buildings including the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people.  Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press

In this image taken from TV smoke and flames billow from the shattered window of a building after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011. A loud explosion shattered windows Friday in several buildings including the government headquarters in Oslo which includes the prime minister's office, injuring several people. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg is safe, government spokeswoman Camilla Ryste told The Associated Press

The wreckagew of a car lies outside a building in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents.(AP Photo/Roald Berit, Scanpix, Norway)

The wreckagew of a car lies outside a building in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents.(AP Photo/Roald Berit, Scanpix, Norway)

Roald Berit

An officer responds in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris

An officer responds in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris

Thomas Winje Oijord

The scene after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011

The scene after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011

Holm Morten

The wreckage of a car lies outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering wiondows and covering the street with documents

The wreckage of a car lies outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2011, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering wiondows and covering the street with documents

Fartein Rudjord

Devastation caused after a powerful blast tore open several buildings (Holm Morten)

Devastation caused after a powerful blast tore open several buildings (Holm Morten)

An aerial view of Utoya Island, where a Labour Party youth camp was attacked by a gunman (AP)

An aerial view of Utoya Island, where a Labour Party youth camp was attacked by a gunman (AP)

A woman walks through debris in a street following an explosion in Oslo, Norway Friday July 22, 2011. A powerful blast tore open several Oslo buildings including the prime minister's office on Friday

A woman walks through debris in a street following an explosion in Oslo, Norway Friday July 22, 2011. A powerful blast tore open several Oslo buildings including the prime minister's office on Friday

Thomas Winje Aijord

Victims receive treatment outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office

Victims receive treatment outside government buildings in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office

Fartein Rudjord

The scene after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011

The scene after an explosion in Oslo, Norway, Friday July 22, 2011

Holm Morten

Smoke rises from the central area of Oslo Friday, July 22, 2011 after an explosion. Terrorism ravaged long-peaceful Norway on Friday when a bomb ripped open buildings including the prime minister's office and a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a nearby island youth camp. (AP Photo/Scanpix, Jon Bredo Overaas)

Smoke rises from the central area of Oslo Friday, July 22, 2011 after an explosion. Terrorism ravaged long-peaceful Norway on Friday when a bomb ripped open buildings including the prime minister's office and a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a nearby island youth camp. (AP Photo/Scanpix, Jon Bredo Overaas)

Jon Bredo ÿveraas

Wounded people are treated in the street in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris

Wounded people are treated in the street in the centre of Oslo, Friday July 22, 2010, following an explosion that tore open several buildings including the prime minister's office, shattering windows and covering the street with documents and debris

Berit Roald

Breivik, centre, said he had plans to capture and kill the former Norwegian Prime Minister (AP)

Confessed mass killer Anders Breivik says he was planning to capture and decapitate former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland during his shooting massacre on Utoya island. Breivik told a court that he planned to film the beheading and post the video on the internet.

Brundtland had already left the Labour Party's youth camp on Utoya when Breivik arrived on July 22.

The far-right fanatic said he also planned to kill many more than the 69 people who died on the island. There were nearly 600 people there. Breivik said, "the goal was to kill them all".

He also said his original plans for a terror attack were for three bombings, possibly including the Norwegian royal palace. He planned to bomb Oslo's government district and the Labour Party's office. The three bombs would be followed by several shooting massacres, if he survived.

He had several options for the third target. "I settled on the palace in a setting where the royal family wouldn't be hurt," he said. "Most nationalists and cultural conservatives are supporters of the monarchy, including myself."

He decided against multiple bombs because building one was "much more difficult than I thought".

The anti-Muslim extremist set off a bomb in the government district on July 22 last year before travelling to a youth camp on Utoya island, where he shot dead 69 people. Breivik has confessed to the bomb and shooting rampage, but rejects criminal guilt saying he was acting to protect Norway and Europe. A total of 77 died in his attacks.

He said he played the computer game Modern Warfare for 16 months starting in January 2010, primarily to get a feel for how to use rifle sights. Breivik said he decided already in 2006 to carry out what he expected to be a "suicide" operation. First he took a "sabbatical year" fully devoted to play another computer game, World of Warcraft, for 16 hours a day.

The key issue of the trial is to establish whether he is criminally insane.

If found sane, Breivik could face a maximum 21-year prison sentence or an alternate custody arrangement that would keep him locked up as long as he is considered a menace to society. If declared insane, he would be committed to psychiatric care for as long as he's considered ill.

PA