ATTACKS: Sweden and US Embassy in Turkey

1. Mass stabbing attack at IKEA in Sweden, almost certainly by a jihadi.

(As I see it, an attack at IKEA can only be from 2 sources and as he didn’t go after the staff, it almost certainly isn’t someone who tried to assemble their furniture)

2. U.S. consulate in Turkey targeted as wave of attacks kills nine

By Yesim Dikmen and Seyhmus Cakan

ISTANBUL/DIYABAKIR (Reuters) – Two women shot at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul on Monday and at least eight people were killed in a wave of separate attacks on Turkish security forces, weeks after Ankara launched a crackdown on Islamic State, Kurdish and far-left militants.

The NATO member has been in a heightened state of alert since starting its “synchronized war on terror” last month, including air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq. It has also rounded up hundreds of suspected militants at home.

A far-left group that killed a Turkish security guard in a 2013 suicide bombing of the U.S. embassy in Ankara claimed it was involved in Monday’s attack.

The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army-Front (DHKP-C), considered a terrorist organization by the United States and Turkey, said one of its members was involved in the attack, and called Washington the “arch enemy” of the people of the Middle East and the world.

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  1. A variety of reports dealing with the Ikea stabbings, note they contradict each other with some suggesting one arrest, another reporting two arrested, others suggesting the victims and the attacker were known to each other, denied at other reports…but, as expected…reports agree – not terror related…

    via local report Västerås

    The local police held a press conference at police station in Västerås.
    Where it was announced that two men arrested on suspicion of murder. One of the suspects is the 35-year-old man who had surgery during the day.

    The other suspect is the man, born in 1992, was arrested after the incident.

    – It’s a crazy event. As far as we know, did not know the victims and the suspects each other previously, says Per Agren, commanding chief.

    The arrested men are 20 and 35 years.
    -35-Year-old on suspicion of murder, says Ågren.
    None of the men will be known by the police earlier. But they know each other.

    The police can not say anything about the reasons for the knife attack, no more than that the victims appear random.

    The police have found the murder weapon and the whole attack may have been caught in one of Ikea’s surveillance cameras.

    The cause of the murder suspect’s injuries?
    -Yes, We have no indication of how he got them. We do not believe that it is the victims who made them, ‘says Ågren.”

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    via Västerås: Direct link to video of capture of suspect (not helpful)

    “Fredrik Pikkuaho had just come out of the Ikea house when the guards arrived and the staff turned off the store.
    – I saw the cops come running towards a man who was waiting in a bus shelter. The arrest went really fast, the man did not resist, but was loud. He is perhaps 30-40 years.”

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    ChannelNewsAsia adds

    “Several hours after the attack, in which a third shopper was seriously injured, police had yet to release any details about the suspected attacker’s identity or motive.
    There was no indication the attack was terrorism-related. Swedish intelligence agency Sapo told AFP it had not been called in on the case. The suspect was not known to police and did not have a criminal record, a police spokesman for the Vastmanland region, Per Stromback, told the regional VLT paper.”

    A shaky video clip filmed by a passerby that was published on VLT’s website showed police arresting the suspect at a bus stop outside Ikea.
    “I saw police come running toward a man standing and waiting at the bus stop. The arrest happened really fast, the man didn’t put up a fight but he was loud. He was maybe 30 or 40 years old,” Fredrik Pikkuaho, who filmed the clip, told VLT.
    Police can be see pushing the man to the ground but the suspect’s face cannot be seen clearly.

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    ArutzSheva: Two Killed in Knife Attack in Swedish IKEA

    “All of the victims were known to each other and had been shopping together.”

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    NYDailyNews: 2 dead, 1 injured in stabbing at IKEA store in Sweden: report

    “It was not clear what sparked the slaughter, which happened around 1 p.m. local time. But the suspected stabber was captured immediately after the attack and was described by VLT as “known to the police from before.
    Police did not release his name.
    The victims were reportedly a 25-year-old man and a woman, both of them regular customers at the store.
    The survivor was a 35-year-old man and he was being treated for knife wounds at Vasteras Central Hospital, officials said.
    “He has come in from the accident site badly damaged and has life-threatening injuries,” nurse Lena Moren told Swedish media. “The man is in emergency surgery right now.”
    IKEA flack Daniela Rogosic said they were still in the dark about what happened.
    “We don’t have the complete picture yet, but what we know right now is that none of our staff are among the injured,” she said. “For now we’re focusing on our staff members and customers and are directing all questions to the police, who are investigating at the scene.”
    Vasteras is about 60 miles west of Stockholm.”

    *****
    FWIW…a comment at UKDailyMail –

    “the southern parts of Stockholm (Botkyrka and Bargamossen), Goteborg (Biskipsgaarden) and Malmo (Risengaard) have problems. In fact the Municipality of Malmo has officially taken away the name of “Rosengaard”. It is now included in “Malmo South”. BUT, this was in VästerÃ¥s! Which, on the other hand is known for 2 rival motorcycle gangs.”

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    UKDailyMail: Man and woman stabbed to death in knife attack at IKEA store in Sweden

    Three people were stabbed at an IKEA warehouse in Västerås, Sweden
    One man and one woman died after the lunch-time attack on Monday
    The third victim, a man in his mid-30s, suffered life-threatening injuries

    Police have confirmed that the first two victims, a man and a woman, knew each other, but refused to comment further on their relationship or whether they knew their attacker.
    The police said they had taken a man into custody suspected of murder, and the IKEA store and a connected shopping centre has been cordoned off.

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