International jihad. “UK police search house in link with Swedish blasts,” by Simon Johnson and Patrick Lannin for Reuters, December 13 (thanks to JCB):
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – British police were searching a house in southern England on Monday as part of investigations into two explosions in Stockholm which Swedish authorities said they were treating as an act of terrorism….
Swedish daily Expressen said on Monday the dead man had planned to set off three devices, including one at the main railway station and one at a large department store.
The man was named on an intelligence website as Taymour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi who had studied in Britain. Police have not identified him….
Following reports that the man had a Facebook entry and a profile on a Muslim dating website which said he had spent time in Britain, British police said they were examining a house in the town of Luton under the terrorism act. The house has been cordoned off.
“No arrests have been made and no hazardous materials found,” a police statement said….
The man had planned to blow up his car but also had 12 pipe bombs strapped to him and a bomb in a rucksack, it said.
“It is clear that he was trying to create as much chaos and hurt as many people as possible,” Expressen quoted a police source as saying….