Two other terrorist cells at large: Breivik

Anders Behring Breivik, who is on trial for killing 77 people in twin attacks in Norway in July, told the court on Tuesday that "two other cells" exist, each consisting of just one person.

The right-wing extremist said the term "commander", which he uses for himself, refers to "a person who has authority and loose ties with two other cells."

"I am a self-run and independent cell, and I am connected to two others," he told the Oslo District Court, adding that each of the other cells consisted of one person.

Breivik has said he is a member of the Knights Templar organization, which the prosecution on Monday said it did not believe existed.

On Tuesday, the confessed killer insisted that everything he had said about the group was true, but that he may have embellished his description a little, stressing the group was made up of a few individuals around Europe.

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Norway mosque shooter ‘has admitted the facts’: Police

A Norwegian man suspected of killing his step sister and opening fire in a mosque near Oslo last weekend, has admitted to the crimes though he has not officially entered a plea, police said on Friday.

Norway mosque shooter 'has admitted the facts': Police
Philip Manshaus appears in court on August 12. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB Scanpix / AFP
Philip Manshaus, 21, was remanded in custody Monday, suspected of murder and a “terrorist act” that police say he filmed himself committing.
Answering police questions on Friday, “the suspect admits the facts but has not taken a formal position as to the charges,” Oslo police official Pal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said in a statement.
Manshaus is suspected of murdering his 17-year-old step sister Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen, before entering the Al-Noor mosque in an affluent Oslo suburb and opening fire before he was overpowered by a 65-year-old man.
Just three worshippers were in the mosque at the time, and there were no serious injuries.
Manshaus appeared in court this week with two black eyes and scrapes and bruises to his face, neck and hands.
Police have said he has “extreme right views” and “xenophobic positions” and that he had filmed the mosque attack with a camera mounted on a helmet. He had initially denied the accusations.
The incident came amid a rise in white supremacy attacks around the world, including the recent El Paso massacre in the United States.
Norway witnessed one of the worst-ever attacks by a rightwing extremist in July 2011, when Anders Behring Breivik, who said he feared a “Muslim invasion”, killed 77 people in a truck bomb blast near government offices in Oslo and a shooting spree at a Labour Party youth camp on the island of Utøya.