Self-confessed mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik planned to execute three leaders of Norway’s ruling party, according to confidential police interrogation documents leaked to the press.
Tabloid VG, which is refusing to reveal its source, said the right-wing extremist plotted to film the killing of the former Prime Minister (Gro Harlem Brundtland), the foreign minister (Jonas Gahr Støre) and the leader of the youth party (Eskil Pedersen), before posting the footage on the internet.
According to the newspaper, Breivik, who admits killing 77 people in the 22nd July twin terror attacks, wanted to slay the politicians with a bayonet or a knife after reciting a memorised speech. He, however, apparently abandoned the idea due to the time it would take to upload the clips to the web.
None of the three were hurt in either the Oslo car bombing, which killed eight, or the shooting rampage on Utøya Island, which left 69 (mainly teenagers) dead, although Pedersen was on the island at the time of the attack.
It has been reported before that Breivik had specific targets, but this is the first time names have been revealed. Norwegian police said the leak is “unfortunate” and that they are investigating the source.
The 32 year-old Norwegian’s trial is due to start on 16th April after the completion of psychiatric tests.