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Norwegian and Swedish police cooperated in the arrest of Mohammed Ehsan Baba, a Gothenburg resident, who is suspected of attempting to murder Iraqi Islamist Mullah Krekar in Norway in January 2010.
A court extended the detention of Sahbi Zalouti, a Swedish citizen of Tunisian origin, who was arrested along with three others on Dec. 29 for plotting a terror attack on the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Copenhagen. The Swedish Muslim Council has declared its support for chairwoman Helena Benaouda, whose daughter has two children by another suspect in the case.
The head of Iraq's antiterrorism agency said today that Stockholm suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab had trained for three months in Mosul. Iraqi authorities are looking into reports that an Egyptian was undergoing terrorist training in Iraq at the same time as Abdulwahab; they also warned that al Qaeda is possibly preparing an attack in the US, Europe, or Britain.
Mona Thwany, the wife of the failed Stockholm suicide bomber, admitted to posting on YouTube the audio of her husband claiming credit for the attack. Thwany claims she does not support terrorism. A Kurdish writer living in Sweden received death threats from Islamists in northern Iraq after he published a poem about women's rights.
The Stockholm suicide bomber has been linked to radical jihadist preacher Abu Hamza. SAPO is now searching the Facebook page of the Stockholm suicide bomber to look for possible links to other jihadists.