Norway commemorates 77 victims of massacre by right-wing fanatic in 2011

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg attend a wreath laying ceremony near the government building damage by the bomb attack four years ago in Oslo, on July 22, 2015. Audun Braastad/AFP/Getty Images

HELSINKI – Four years after a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says July 22, 2011, will always remain a dark day in the Scandinavian country’s history.

At a wreath-laying ceremony outside the new July 22 Center, Solberg said Wednesday the victims will never be forgotten and that “we remember them with love.”

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Anders Behring Breivik, serving a 21-year prison sentence, confessed to the bomb attack at government headquarters that killed eight people and a shooting rampage at a youth camp on Utoya island off the capital, Oslo, where he murdered 69 others.

Several ceremonies were to be held throughout Wednesday, also attended by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who was Norway’s prime minister at the time of the attacks.


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