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Scottish arrest made following Swedish suicide bomb attack

Man taken into custody after joint operation by Scottish and Swedish authorities after December’s double bombing in Stockholm.

POLICE IN SCOTLAND HAVE arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Sweden last December.

A car bomb exploded in a busy shopping district in Stockholm city in mid-December and minutes later a man blew himself up nearby.

The suspected bomber Taimur Abdulwahab al-Abdaly was killed and two other people were injured.

UK police say the man arrested today was arrested as part of an intelligence-led investigation into the Swedish attack, and believe the man posed no direct threat to Scotland.

Swedish authorities said the arrest was the result of a joint operation between Scottish and Swedish officials.

Al-Abdaly had been living in the UK with his wife and three children before the bomb attack, but is believed to have lived for a time in Sweden. Police suspect he had accomplices for the attack.

- Includes reporting from the AP

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