Sunday, December 12, 2010

Car Bombing And Suicide Bombing in Stockholm (Sweden)

Thankfully the only fatality was the suspected terrorist Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly. Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility. This is thought to be the first suicide bombing in Sweden's history.

"Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly tried to set off a car bomb packed with gas canisters in a busy shopping street in Stockholm. The car caught fire and the bomber fled the scene before blowing himself up 300yd away 15 minutes later, injuring two bystanders.

It emerged last night that Abdulwahab, who was due to turn 29 yesterday, is a former physical therapy student at Bedfordshire University in Luton, and that his wife and three young children still live in the town.

MI5 is now investigating possible links with extremists in Luton, whether the bomber was radicalised at the university and claims that he was helped by an extremist group in Yemen, the base for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

"Swedish investigators ruled Sunday that one of Saturday’s explosions was suspected to be the country’s first ever suicide bombing. Meanwhile, an al Qaeda-linked website claimed that one of its militants was responsible for the attack."

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