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PM Stoltenberg vows Norway "will not be intimidated"

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 02:00

July 27 - Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg vows that Norway will not be intimidated by attacks that killed 76 people. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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As the mourning continues in Norway for 76 people killed by a right-wing extremist in bombing and shooting attacks last week, the country reviews its security. Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference that Norway would not succumb to the objectives of those attacks. SOUNDBITE: Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, saying (English): "We will not be intimidated or threatened by these attacks. The aim of such attacks is to spread fear and panic. We will not let that happen." He said that the violence would be met by more openness and democracy and said he believed the attacks would encourage Norwegians to become more involved in politics. SOUNDBITE: Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, saying (English): "I believe that the result of this will be more participation, more political activity in different kinds of political groups because that would be the strongest response and the strongest example that we are not in a way being dictated by the use of violence or frightened by the use of violence," Critics have accused the police of taking too long to reach the island northwest of Oslo where 68 people were gunned down at a summer camp for the ruling Labour Party's youth wing. The attack on the island by Anders Behring Breivik followed a bomb attack in the heart of Oslo's government district, that killed 8 people. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

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PM Stoltenberg vows Norway "will not be intimidated"

Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 02:00