Grieving, but Undaunted Norway Buries Breivik Victims

World | July 29, 2011, Friday // 15:42|  views

A combo picture shows 20 confirmed victims among of the 76 people killed in the tragic tragic 22 July 2011 events on Utoya island and Oslo, Norway. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bano Rashid, 18, one of the dozens of teens killed in the shooting spree on the island of Utoeya, was buried near Oslo on Friday, the first funeral of a victim of Norway's gun and bomb attacks.

Rashid came to Norway in 1996 with her family fleeing Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

The first funerals are being held a week after 76 people were killed in Oslo and on a nearby island. They come as confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik faces police questioning again.

At a service held in Oslo by the youth wing of the Labour Party - the target of the shootings on Utoeya island - Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg hailed the victims as "heroes" and said Norway's response would be "more democracy".

"Today it is one week since Norway was hit by evil," he said from a stage covered with red roses, the symbol of his governing Labour Party.

"We are not going to be shocked and intimidated into silence," he added. "The bravery that these young people have shown is catching. We're going to answer hatred with love. We're going to honour our heroes forever."

Later, Stoltenberg is due to visit a mosque to stress national unity.

Police said they had now identified all the dead and would release their names later on Friday.

They have so far released 41 of the names.

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