Wife of Stockholm Suicide Bomber Arrested in Great Britain
On December 11, 2010, the first-ever suicide bombing in Scandinavia occurred when Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born Muslim with a wife and children in Great Britain, blew himself up on a busy shopping street in Stockholm during Christmas holiday.
After the failed attack the bomber’s family insisted his widow, Mona Thwany, and her three children were the real victims obecause they will “live with the stigma” for the rest of their lives, relations said.
Today police arrested Mona Thwany on suspicion of helping to prepare for the Stockholm attack.
The AP reported:
The wife of a suicide bomber who targeted Christmas shoppers in Stockholm has been arrested by British police on suspicion of helping to prepare for the attack.
Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born Swede who studied at a British university, killed himself and injured two others when he detonated explosives in a crowded shopping street in December.
British police confirmed Wednesday they had arrested a woman at a house in Luton on Tuesday — the city where Abdulwahab lived with his wife and three children. Officers also searched two properties in the city, about 34 miles (55km) north of London.
Asked if Mona Thwany, the 28-year-old wife of Abdulwahab, was arrested, police read a statement confirming a 28-year-old woman had been detained.
Police said the woman was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday and questioned at a central London police station on suspicion of carrying out preparatory acts for a terrorist attack.
The offense — which carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment — covers actions such as gathering equipment or information, attempting to assemble explosives, or helping someone to carry out other work which could assist a planned terrorist attack.
Police said the woman was released on bail and would return for further questioning by officers in mid-November.