“Detectives have … failed to find any trace of explosives in properties linked to the bomber, suggesting someone else could have made the bombs at an unknown location.”
Time will tell if the bomb builder or the person inhaling in the background on the suicide tape (if they are different people) made the list of 200 known “extremists.” “Stockholm bomber: police fear accomplice is on the loose,” by Martin Evans for the Telegraph, December 16:
Experts who have scrutinised the recording say someone can be heard breathing in the background as Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly vows to kill innocent civilians.
Almost a week after Abdulwahab blew himself up in a shopping street in Stockholm, injuring two people, detectives have also failed to find any trace of explosives in properties linked to the bomber, suggesting someone else could have made the bombs at an unknown location.
Police hope that if the bomber did meet an accomplice in the days before the bombing, the rendezvous might have been caught on CCTV. Hundreds of hours of recordings from CCTV cameras in Stockholm and his home town of Tranas have been seized and are now being scrutinised by investigators.
Johan Ohgren, a sound analyst who has examined the suicide tapes recorded by Abdulwahab in Swedish and Arabic, said: “In the Swedish file it is rather clear that someone is inhaling at the same time as he is speaking.
“I would say that means there are two people, as you can’t inhale and speak at the same time.”