Sweden: Police Examine Contents Of Bomber’s Bag
December 11, 2010
Swedish police have identified the contents of the bag carried by the suspected suicide bomber involved in the Dec. 11 bombings in Stockholm, Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported. Police have confirmed the backpack contained spikes, nails and also an unidentified substance. The police examined the contents of the bag using a robot. The man had strapped six pipe bombs to his body, only one of which exploded. Witnesses said the man shouted something in a language believed to be Arabic before detonating the explosives, according to the report.
UPDATE: Actual footage of the explosions
UPDATE: From STRATFOR:
December 11, 2010
Swedish news agency TT received an email about 10 minutes before the Stockholm explosions, SVD.se reported Dec. 11. In the message, also addressed to the Swedish Security Service (SAPO), a man refers to Sweden and the Swedish people and their silence on Lars Vilks paintings and Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan, saying that “now it is your children, daughters and sisters that die same as our brothers and sisters and children who are dying.” It says the blast is an act of jihad. He ends the message with another call to action. SAPO declined to confirm or comment on the content email, which reportedly contains audio files in Swedish and Arabic.
UPDATE 6:00 PM EST
Here is the CTV footage of it.
Just in case anyone thought just maybe it was done by disgruntled Buddhists or radical Catholic nuns…
Here is hte link to the translation I used:
Here is the link to the story in Swedish and below, a screen cap of the English translation I used.
About 10 minutes before the explosions an e-mail was sent to TT, and also to the Swedish secret services (Säpo), where a man adresses “Sweden and the Swedish people”. He refers to the Swedish silence concerning Lars Vilks’ paintings, the Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan and says that “now your children, daughters and sisters will die as our brothers and sisters and children are dying”. – Our actions will speak for themselves. As long as you continue to wage your war against Islam and insulting the prophet and your stupid support of the pig Vilks, says the man. – Whereupon he encourages all Muslims in Sweden to “stop sucking up and debasing yourselves”. He ends the message with another exhortation to “all the mujahedin in Europe and Sweden”: – Now is the time to attack, do not wait any longer. Come forward with whatever you have, even if it’s just a knife and I know you have more than just knives. Do not fear anyone, do not fear jail, do not fear death. – It is not clear from the audio files if the man speaking belongs to any organization. But he states that he has been in the Middle East and asks his family to forgive him for having lied to them. – I never went to the Middle East to work or make money, I went there for jihad, he says. – Säpo has not confirmed the contents to TT or confirmed having received the mail, which contains sound files where both Swedish and Arabic are spoken. TT has not been able to confirm that the mail is related to the explosion.
This is the first time anyone has blown himself up in Sweden, ever. To think that this is a completely random act is just silly. And now we have a jihadist e-mail, sent 10 minutes before this completely unique explosion.
The car was registered to an Abdul T. http://politisktinkorrekt.info/2010/12/11/bil-exploderade-i-stockholms-city-en-dod/
Witnesses say the man shouted in Arabic before he died.