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Norway killer caught in CCTV images

Security cameras captured images of the Norwegian far-right extremist accused of killing 77 people minutes before he detonated a car bomb outside the prime minister's office two months ago, police said.

A still photograph from the images published online by Norwegian internet news service ABC Nyheter is authentic and came from surveillance cameras at government headquarters, Oslo police spokesman Roar Hansen said.

The image shows Anders Behring Breivik in police uniform with a riot helmet and armed with a pistol.

On July 22, Breivik exploded a car bomb which killed eight people in Oslo's government district and then drove to the island of Utoya where he went on a shooting spree, killing 69 at a Labour Party youth camp.

It was unclear how the image was acquired by ABC Nyheter. The internet news service declined to provide information.

"The picture was taken by a monitoring camera in the government building," Mr Hansen said. "It was enclosed in a confidential police report which had been given to lawyers assisting survivors and relatives of the victims."

About 500 lawyers are representing the victims and survivors of the July attacks. It was unclear how many of them had access to the police report.

Breivik faces his third session in court on September 19 when jurors will decide on the extension of his detention and whether he will still be held in isolation. Previous sessions have been held behind closed doors. Oslo District Court ordered an open hearing for Monday but an appeals court overruled the decision at the request of the police.

Breivik is being held in isolation - which he has described as "a sadistic torture method" - though he has access to books, films and a computer which is not connected to the internet.

The 32-year-old has admitted to the killings but denies criminal guilt because he believes the massacre was necessary to save Norway and Europe.


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