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Well, apparently not before but after, and the amount was not unusual:

A nation's enemy within: The far-right loner who wiped out nearly 100 souls - Europe, World - The Independent

When news of Breivik's arrest emerged, an agricultural supplier phoned the police to inform them that six tons of fertiliser had been delivered to the farm just two weeks before the twin attacks. Mixed with the right chemicals and with a detonator, fertiliser is highly explosive and has been frequently used in terrorist car bombs. But a farmer ordering six tons would not have been enough to ring any alarm bells.


*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 04:17:02 PM EST
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Six tons of this would not be much for a grain farmer, for example. It might be more than usual for a market gardener. But, in itself, it's not a huge quantity.

I understand why they say "mixed with the right chemicals" but it's an open secret. The hard part is detonation.

Unless Breivik did something much more fancy.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 24th, 2011 at 04:34:37 PM EST
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Apparently he bought some chemicals from Sweden and some from Poland to decrease suspicion. Common market and all.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jul 27th, 2011 at 03:00:54 PM EST
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