Iraq: Sweden bomber first in wave of Christmas attacks

Iraq: Sweden bomber first in wave of Christmas attacks

Via Daily Mail:

It was claimed last night that Abdulwahab was the first of a wave of Christmas terror attackers.

Insurgents captured in Iraq told interrogators that Al Qaeda fanatics were planning a series of suicide missions in Europe and the U.S, and claimed Abdulwahab’s blast in Stockholm on Saturday was just the start.

The warning came amid fears that Abdulwahab, 28, had lured a number of young Muslims into his extremist net during the nine years he spent in Luton.


Iraqi interior minister Jawad Al-Bolani said Abdulwahab’s botched bombing in Stockholm was among alleged plots of which newly-captured insurgents claimed to have knowledge.

The blast was apparently designed to kill and maim hundreds. In the event, the bombs went off early – and incompletely. Abdulwahab was the only fatality, while just two passers-by were injured.

The Iraq government said the warnings of other attacks were ‘a critical threat’. Britain has been given information about the plots, but the Iraqi official would not name the targeted European countries.