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Sweden suicide bomber investigated by British police

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(Read caption) Members of the media gather outside the house which was searched by British police in Luton, England, Monday, Dec. 13. A Swedish prosecutor says police are "98 percent" certain the Stockholm suicide bomber is 28-year-old Taimour Abdulwahab who is a Swedish citizen but also lived several years in Britain.

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British police have joined the investigation into the alleged Sweden suicide bomber, with evidence emerging he has strong ties to the British city of Luton, Bedfordshire.

The Guardian reports that British police on Monday continued to search the Luton home of Taimour Abdulwahab al-Abdaly, an Iraqi-born Swede, suspected in the attack Saturday in Stockholm, which took his life.

Although authorities have not yet named Mr. Abdaly as either the attacker or the victim in Saturday's bombings in Stockholm, Swedish and British newspapers have widely reported that he is believed to be the man responsible for the attacks, which injured two people. The Guardian writes that Abdaly, who attended the University of Bedfordshire in 2004, was married with children and still has family in Luton, though his neighbors say they haven't seen him for two and a half weeks.

The British newspaper cites the Swedish press quoting Abdaly's family. "He did not say where he was going," his father told Swedish newspaper Expressen. "The whole family is in shock, and wants to find out what happened."


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