April 16th, 2012
05:51 AM ET

Norway mass murder suspect claims self-defense

By Diana Magnay

The man accused of killing 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in Norway last summer claimed self-defense on Monday.

"I acknowledge the acts but do not plead guilty, and I claim I was doing it in self-defense," Anders Behring Breivik told a court in Oslo, Norway.

Breivik made the remarks as he went on trial for the July 22 killings to which he has admitted.

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