11 December 2010

So... are you listening now?

Two nearly simultaneous explosions rocked central Stockholm on Saturday evening, killing one person and injuring two others. Police believe the man who died may have blown himself up.

The fatal blast occurred just minutes after a car exploded on another nearby street sending two people to hospital.

Roughly ten minutes before the explosions, Swedish news agency TT received an email telling Muslims in Sweden and Europe it was "time to take action".
Geez... that kinda sounds like a clue.


FROM THE CBC COMMENTS: Traveling hopefully, as always...
"Its a little early to surmise what really happened. It may have been a terrorist attack or not."
Hey, Sunny from Surrey... read slower...

From the CBC article...
Swedish media also reported that a suicide bomber blew himself up about 200 metres from the car. The man apparently had canisters on him and shouted in Arabic before the blast.

Swedish media were also reportedly sent a threatening email before the blast, criticizing the role of Swedish soldiers in Afghanistan and urging Muslims to take action.
[video here]


UPDATE: Paging CBC's Sunny from Surrey, BC
Sweden's SVT television later reported that the man who died in the attack was the bomber. A bag filled with nails was found near the body, SVT said.
Hey, Sunny... maybe he was a carpenter, huh? Or, how about a plumber?
The Aftonbladet newspaper quoted a source as saying that the man was carrying six pipebombs, of which only one exploded.