|Norway investigative panel visits island where massacre took place|
| [11.10.2011, 02:53pm, Tue. GMT]|
|The panel tasked with reviewing Norway's response to the twin attacks that claimed 77 lives in July on Tuesday visited the island where most of the victims died. 'It was very special to visit a place where so many young people died and where so many were so afraid,' attorney Alexandra Bech Gjorv who heads the July 22 Commission told news agency NTB.In all 69 people, mainly youth attending a youth camp organized by the Labour Party youth wing, were killed in the shooting at the Utoya island on July 22.|
In connection with the Utoya visit, the commission also visited the local police station where emergency calls were placed when the shooting began.
A Norwegian man, Anders Behring Breivik, remains in custody. He has admitted to the shooting and setting off a car bomb in central Oslo that killed eight people.
The 10-member commission was appointed in August. It was to present its findings by August 2012.
The commission members have earlier visited the scene of the car bomb.
In a related development the commission Tuesday said it would publish a single comprehensive report and had opted not to present interim findings during its work.
The commission said it would focus on six areas. These include surveillance, threats and the role of the Norwegian police security service; access to weapons and dangerous chemicals; and how police responded to the attacks at the government headquarters and Utoya and how police cooperated with other authorities.
The police have said they would conduct their own review.