Although police have yet to issue confirmation, Norwegian media sources are reporting that the man suspected of carrying out the devastating bomb and shooting attacks in Oslo on Friday is allegedly a 32-year-old named Anders Behring Breivik.
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It’s important to stress that this information is unconfirmed at the moment. Nevertheless, local media are reporting the name. It’s unclear what the motive behind the attacks might have been, and it should be noted that even if the suspect is a Norwegian national, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of a link to Islamic extremism.
In his only tweet, Breivik noted “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests”.
Nevertheless, it is becoming increasingly likely that the attack was home-grown. Analysts say that the vehicle bomb would have been very difficult for a ‘lone wolf’ attacker to carry out, but not impossible. The suspect is believed to have been spotted in the area of the bombing a few hours before the explosion.