Sweden bomb suspect arrested in UK

March 9, 2011 - 0:0

STOCKHOLM (Agencies) -- Scottish police arrest 30-year-old foreign national in connection with a botched suicide bombing in Stockholm.

Scottish police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a botched suicide bombing in Stockholm, the Swedish capital, last December.
The man, said to be a foreign national, was detained following a dawn raid in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday.
A police statement said the arrest “relates to allegations that this individual has been involved in aiding terrorism activities outside Scotland”, but added there was “no evidence” to suggest he posed a risk to Scotland.
Taimour Abdulwahab al Abdaly, an Iraqi-born Swedish national, blew himself up and injured two others in an apparent attempt to target Christmas shoppers in downtown Stockholm on December 11, 2010.
It is believed he was intent on attacking a train station or department store, but the explosives he was wearing detonated prematurely.
In January, the director of Iraq's anti-terrorism unit said al Abdaly, who lived in Sweden in the 1990s, had received explosives training in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.
Investigators into the bombing had been studying a link to Britain, after it emerged that the attacker studied sports therapy at the University of Bedfordshire in Luton, Britain, where he graduated in 2004.
Days after the attack British police searched a property in southeast England, thought to be where 29-year-old al Abdaly had lived with his wife and three children, but no arrests were made.
Photo: Two people were injured and the bomber killed in a botched attack apparently targeting Stockholm shoppers. (AFP photo)
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