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Militant website identifies Stockholm bomber

SANAA: A Militant website on Sunday identified the bomber behind Saturday’s attacks in the Swedish capital Stockholm as Taymour Abdel Wahab and published a photograph it said was him.

Militant website identifies Stockholm bomber“It is our brother, mujahid Taymour Abdel Wahab, who carried out the martyrdom operation in Stockholm,” said the website Shumukh al-Islam, which published a photograph of a man in dark glasses and Western clothes.

The man also has a light beard and was pictured standing with his hands in his pockets with a green valley in the background.

Twin blasts rocked a shopping street in central Stockholm on Saturday, killing a man suspected of being the bomber, and wounding two others.

The website did not give any other details about the alleged bomber, such as his age or possible affiliation with any extremist group. It also did not say where the photograph was taken.

The attacks were labelled a “terrorist crime” on Sunday by Sweden’s chief prosecutor.

A top Swedish intelligence official said Sunday that the explosions were from a suicide attack, but was unsure if it was a one-off.

Anders Thornberg, who heads the security unit of Swedish intelligence agency Saepo, told AFP his investigators were trying to find out if Saturday’s attack was part of a broader threat to Sweden or an isolated attack.

“We are trying to find out if something similar is going on (elsewhere in Sweden). We don’t have any indication about that, but we will try to make sure this was a single action,” Thornberg said in an interview.

Thornberg said Saepo “suspected” it was a suicide attack: “If it is a suicide attack, it will be the first” in Sweden, he said.

But he said it was too early to say if the two blasts, within a few hundred metres (yards) and about 15 minutes of each other, were linked. – AFP

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