John on December 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
Video of the scene:
The bomber’s name was Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly. He was Iraqi and had moved to Sweden in ’92. He got his education in Britain. According to the Daily Mail he had recently begun seeking a 2nd wife online:
In one message on the site Muslima.com, he says that he was born in Iraq and moved to Sweden in 1992. He said he had two daughters, one aged three and one under the age of two. He said he wanted to marry again and that his first wife had agreed to this.
Once again, the Western world appears to have gotten very lucky:
Police currently believe his bomb may not have detonated properly and too early. They are keen to trace a man who was seen speaking to the suspect just minutes before his backpack exploded.
Shoppers were lucky to escape a ‘catastrophe’ according to Sweden’s Foreign Minister Carl Bildt .
He wrote on Twitter: ‘Most worrying attempt at terrorist attack. Failed – but could have been truly catastrophic.’
Click over to the Daily Mail for some photos, including a couple that are fairly grisly of the dead bomber.