Swedish officials condemn 'terrorism' blasts in shopping district
December 12th, 2010
12:44 PM ET

Swedish officials condemn 'terrorism' blasts in shopping district

A pair of explosions in central Stockholm, Sweden, was "an act of terrorism," a Swedish police official said Sunday.

Two explosions occurred within minutes of each other Saturday in the district full of Christmas shoppers, Swedish authorities said.

A Swedish news agency and police said they received e-mailed threats 10 minutes before the explosions, which killed one person and injured two others.

Swedish authorities have not confirmed the three events are connected, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Sunday.

But he called the explosions "completely unacceptable."

"It is completely unacceptable that a man walks around with a large quantity of explosives on him," Reinfeldt said. "This is not the path we want to go down. It is very serious that this has already happened."

And he mounted an impassioned defense of Swedish society in the face of what seems to be its first suicide bombing.

"Sweden is an open society," Reinfeldt said. "It is an open society which has demonstrated a will that people must be able to come from different backgrounds, believe in different gods or not believe in any god at all. Be able to live side by side, together, in our open society."

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    Untied states amercian want get out of presdient obama cause before he was used of musilims so he change his christ but he can't change of his christian
    Caused musilims are keep terrorist

    December 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • JAW

      WOW! I am not sure whether I am amused or disturbed,,,probalby more disturbed...

      December 12, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mr. Satisfaction

    the above comment is correct in every aspect.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • peanut gallery


      December 12, 2010 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Stephen Real

    Where in the world is US Military intelligence?
    This man came from Iraq fellas.
    What is your major malfunction?
    You fellas should be working hand in glove with Stockholm.
    You'd all be horeswhipped if I was in charge.
    I would be demanding every little scrap of intel on one,
    Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, 28, born in Iraq.
    no matter how small.
    I want to know where this cat lived,
    how he picked his nose and what finger he used.
    Nothing is ever to small when building a profile.

    December 12, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gabriel Villareal

      The US isn't involved, and people cry that they weren't there. US was involved, and people would cry that it's policing the world. When will you be satisfied?

      December 13, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Hampy

      Foretunately, with such a limited intellect and sense of reality, you're nowhere close to being in a position to take charge. It is quite easy for people to sit back and criticize the perceived mistakes of the Intel apparatus. What is rarely seen are the success stories; the times when lives were saved and/or your way of life was protected.

      p.s. WILLARD...brother...did you let Google translate your sentence for you???

      December 14, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bx11

    Sorry to say, but that terrorist was HOT

    December 12, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. charlieprice

    What an article!! Best place to print coupons of major brands is called "Printapons" search online for Printapons

    December 13, 2010 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. kim

    Those crazy muslim fanatics its not the first time they tried this crap and what does President Obama got to do with it.
    Absolutely nothing.

    December 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |