Sweden bomber targeted newspaper: Al Qaeda site
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 23:21
Luton (England): A website affiliated with al Qaeda says the suicide bomber in Sweden was targeting a newspaper linked to the publication of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

Taimour Abdulwahab died in a botched suicide bombing in central Stockholm over the weekend.

A writer on the Shumokh al-Islam website wrote on Tuesday one of the bomber's six gas cylinders in his car exploded prematurely. The writer says the bomber tried to escape but one of the bombs strapped to his body also exploded too soon.

Neither the writer nor the newspaper was named. Several Swedish papers published the cartoons.

The plot has brought the English town of Luton back into the spotlight. Abdulwahab studied there, and over the years it has been the site of several terrorism arrests.


First Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 23:21

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