Skip to comments.Blasts rock Swedish capital
Posted on 12/11/2010 3:21:02 PM PST by quesney
At least one person, reportedly a suicide bomber, was killed when two blasts went off Saturday in a busy shopping district in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.
One of the blasts was thought to be related to a car bomb, in which two people were injured.
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.
It is not yet known if the email and the explosions are linked.
Ahhh... the folly of importing human waste, perfectly illustrated.
This is terrible!
I have cousins in Maalmo. I hope they weren’t shopping in Stockholm today.
Suicide car bombings... in Sweeden. Maybe the first ever.
Hmm... I wonder how and why this happened? Don’t have a clue.
Must be disgruntled about Swedish health care.
. . . thought I'd get ahead of the story.
The Amish Joos, Oye, oye oye
Episcopalian or Adventist?
Stockholm hit by double bombing Two bombs were detonated in the shopping district of the Swedish capital Saturday, killing one man and injuring two others. The blasts, one of them a car bomb, went off some 200 metres apart.
By News Wires (text)
AP Two explosions in central Stockholm killed one person and injured two on Saturday, causing panic among Christmas shoppers.
Police spokeswoman Petra Sjolander said a car exploded near Drottninggatan, a busy shopping street in the center of the city. Shortly afterward, a second explosion was heard higher up on the same street, and a man was found injured on the ground.
He was later pronounced dead.
Two other people were taken to the hospital with lighter injuries, but it was not immediately clear in which explosion they were hurt.
Rescue services spokesman Roger Sverndal said the car that exploded contained gas canisters.
Sjolander said it was unclear what caused the second explosion and if the two blasts were linked, but said a police bomb squad has been sent to the site.
Gabriel Gabiro, a former AP staffer, heard the explosion from inside a watch store across the street and saw smoke coming from the area where the man was lying.
There was a man lying on the ground with blood coming out in the area of his belly, and with his personal belongings scattered around him, he said.
Gabiro said the blast was quite loud and he saw people running from the site.
It shook the store that I was in, he said of the blast. Then there was smoke and gun powder coming into the store.
I saw some people crying, perhaps from the shock, he added.
Sweden - which has so far been spared of any large terrorist attacks - raised its terror threat alert level from low to elevated in October because of a shift in activities among Swedish-based groups that could be plotting attacks there.
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He shouted “Allah Fubar wikileaks” . Real loud.
Do you mind putting me on your list, Charles? I’m 100% Swedish.
What he said was: “Su taf’al ilayya yaa Amishi majnooon! ‘adad alaan!”
(What are you doing to me, you crazy Amish! Come back here now!”)
Amish suicide bombers terrorize the planet!
Bearded Yoders, Millers, Troyers, and Hochstetllers should be easy to pick out amongst other travelers.
And those peculiar sayings like: “hast du der bomb, Jacob?” all make these guys too easy to profile.
Why is the TSA feeling my junk and giving Isaac Yoder a pass?
Wanna bet it’s those damned radical Norwegianists.