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Discovery to air film of Oslo tragedy in MidEast

Documentary will examine motives behind and analysis of shocking terror attacks in Norway

Discovery to air film of Oslo tragedy in MidEast
A woman covered in blood is taken by the arm after two bombs rocked the Norwegian capital of Oslo on July 22, 2011. (Getty Images)
Discovery to air film of Oslo tragedy in MidEast
Undated and unlocated video grabbed on July 23, 2011 from a manifesto and a video attributed to Anders Behring Breivik, shows him aiming an assault rifle (Getty Images)

Discovery Channel has commissioned a one-hour documentary about Friday's tragedy in Norway that will air in select international markets in August, the network announced on Monday.

Entitled "Norway Massacre: The Killer's Mind," the special will examine the motives behind and analysis of the shocking attacks that took place Friday in Oslo and on the nearby island of Utoya.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, is accused of perpetrating the twin attacks, in which at least 76 people died.

The documentary, which will be produced by ITN Productions, will air across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific beginning in August.

"Discover has an office in Oslo and understands the extreme gravity of this situation and how it has affected all Norwegians," said Discover Networks International executive vice president and chief content officer Luis Silberwasser in a statement.