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Breivik Trial: Guard Describes Oslo 'War Zone'
A security guard working in Oslo on the day Anders Behring Breivik planted a car bomb has told a court he was trying to focus a camera on the number plate of the killer's vehicle when it exploded.
Breivik has pleaded not guilty to charges of terrorism and murder, but said he "acknowledges the acts" and that he killed a total of 77 people last July in "self-defence".
Eight people died and more than 200 were injured in Oslo when he drove a home-made bomb into the capital's government district and parked in front of the building that housed the prime minister's office.
He then lit a seven-minute fuse and walked to a getaway car, which he drove to Utoya island, where the youth wing of the country's Labour Party was holding its annual summer camp.
After days of evidence by Breivik himself, which included distressing details about how and why he planned to kill so many, witnesses have begun giving evidence at his trial.
Security guard Tor Inge Kristoffersen described the scene in Oslo after the explosion as a "war zone".
Mr Kristoffersen, who was working in the basement of the building Breivik had parked outside, told the court he and a colleague used security cameras to get a closer look at the number plate, so that they could find out more about the vehicle.
He said: "The moment we had zoomed in on the plate, the car exploded."
On Monday, the right-wing extremist apologised to those he called the "non-political" victims of his Oslo bombing - but not to those he killed in the Utoya massacre.
The trial continues.