Editor’s Note: The following is a rough Google translation of an article by Aftenposten in Norway
Only 26 minutes after training for emergency squad was closed, went car bomb in the government quarter.
Only hours before Anders Behring Breivik began shooting children on Utøya, concluded the police emergency squad an exercise where they practiced an almost identical situation.
by ANDREAS GROUND FOSS
The four days in advance, and also the same Friday that the attack was carried out, trained police special unit on an ongoing terror campaign that was approximately equal to the situation that hours later, met the 22 police officers in the emergency squad on Utøya.
Aftenposten is confirmed from key sources in the management of the Oslo police that exercise was terminated at 15 that same Friday.
All officers from the emergency squad that participated in the government quarter after car bomb and later came ashore on Utøya and arrested Anders Behring Breivik, had earlier that same day and in the days ahead participated in training on a very similar scenario.
So did the police so far to stop the exercise until they had trained on the reality.
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The training shall thereafter Aftenposten know, have gone straight into the met police in Tyrifjorden the same day: a mobile terrorist attack in which one or more perpetrators only goal is to shoot as many people as possible and then shoot the police when they arrive.
– It was very close to the answer key. Chance would have it that way, says a key police source, who declined to quoted by name.
The police should not have trained in a scenario with as many victims as they met on Utøya.
Police special unit trains continuously. But every quarter, the “blocks” where they train to different types of scenarios.
These are different scenarios police envisions might occur where the emergency squad must be inserted. There may be actions indoors, in cities or out in other environments.
According to police, this is a scenario they train on several times a year and has trained for several years, especially after some events in other countries.
Only 26 minutes after training for emergency squad was closed, went car bomb in the government quarter. Emergency Squad was early room.
At 17.30 was the staff of the Oslo police told a shooting at Utøya. They attached so much trust in the message that the emergency squad sat in the cars they already had in its ministries and cars that came from the police station at Grønland in Oslo.
On the way they struggled to reach the North Buskerud Police District, but at 18.02, six minutes before they arrived, they contact and agreed to meet at Storøya.
There were seven people from the emergency squad and three officers from Nordre Buskerud Police District into a 4.9 meter long rubber dinghy. This was so heavily loaded that it began taking in water. The police were assisted by a civilian boat and drove towards Utøya.
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