Sweden bomber wore explosives

Stockhom blasts: Threat mails sent before attacks

Tomas Lindstrand said police are “98 per cent” certain the suicide bomber was a 28-year-old Swedish citizen, Taimour Abdulwahab, who also lived several years in Britain.

Abdulwahab had his roots in the Middle East and had been a Swedish citizen since 1992. He was the registered owner of the car that exploded in Stockholm shortly before the suicide blast on Saturday that also wounded two people.

He said the email threats that were sent to security police and Swedish news agency TT before the blasts have been linked to Abdulwahab’s cell phone.

Abdulwahab had explosives strapped to his body and in a backpack, Lindstrand said. He also said he carried “something that looked like a pressure-cooker.”

On Sunday, British police raided a property in Bedfordshire, but didn’t make any arrests.
On his account he also posted comments against Shiites, whom Sunni Muslims consider heretics.

He also posted a link to a video showing a dying man, maybe injured in Chechnya, praying to God to die as martyr.

Abdulwahab commented on the video, writing: “Taimour likes Abu Dujana, the death of a shaheed (martyr).”

The audio file sent in an email to the security police and Swedish news agency TT shortly before the blast referred to jihad, Sweden’s military presence in Afghanistan and an image by a Swedish artist that depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, enraging many Muslims.

Because of the country’s silence toward all this, “so will your children, daughters, brothers and sisters die, like our brothers, sister and children die,” a man’s voice said in the file, submitted to The Associated Press by TT.

“Now the Islamic state has been created. We now exist here in Europe and in Sweden. We are a reality,” he said. “I don’t want to say more about this. Our actions will speak for themselves.”

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