Oslo bomb suspect bought 6 tonnes fertiliser: supplier

OSLO Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:58am EDT

Rescue boats patrol near the shore of the small, wooded island of Utoeya July 23, 2011, after a suspected right-wing Christian gunman in police uniform killed at least 84 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, and hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo. Witnesses said the gunman, identified by police as a 32-year-old Norwegian, moved across the island of Utoeya in a lake northwest of Oslo on Friday, firing at young people who scattered in panic or tried to swim to safety. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Rescue boats patrol near the shore of the small, wooded island of Utoeya July 23, 2011, after a suspected right-wing Christian gunman in police uniform killed at least 84 people in a ferocious attack on a youth summer camp of Norway's ruling Labour party, and hours after a bomb killed seven in Oslo. Witnesses said the gunman, identified by police as a 32-year-old Norwegian, moved across the island of Utoeya in a lake northwest of Oslo on Friday, firing at young people who scattered in panic or tried to swim to safety.

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OSLO (Reuters) - A Norwegian man suspected of setting off a blast that killed seven in central Oslo and gunning down 84 youths at a political meeting Friday bought 6 tonnes of fertilizer in May, a farm supply firm said on Saturday.

Some kinds of agricultural fertilizer have been used in the past to make explosives.

The suspect, identified by Norwegian media as Anders Behring Breivik, placed the order through his company, the supplier said.

"These are goods that were delivered on May 4," Oddny Estenstad, a spokeswoman at agricultural supply chain Felleskjoepet Agri, told Reuters, without giving the exact type of fertilizer purchased.

"It was 6 tonnes of fertilizer, which is a small, normal order for a standard agricultural producer."

"I do not know him or the company, except that it is a company that has contacted us in a normal manner and ordered fertilizer and had it delivered," she said.

(Reporting by Henrik Stoelen)

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