Swedish media is reporting that two explosions in downtown Stockholm Saturday may have been a car bomb followed by a suicide bomber.
Swedish newspaper Stockholm News Online is reporting that the two explosions that took place in downtown Stockholm, Sweden earlier today were an act of terror.
The first attack consisted of a car bomb which caused two injuries while the second attack, which took place 200 meters away on the same street, was the act of a suicide bomber.
Quoting TT media agency, the report said that a man had shouted something in Arabic just before detonating explosives which were strapped to his body. Only one of six interconnected pipe-bombs had apparently gone off.
The bomb unit sent to the scene used robots to inspect the man's body apparently finding a large amount of nails in a backpack and suspected explosive materials.
The suspected suicide-bomber was said to have a gaping wound in his chest while no injuries to his face were apparent.
According to Swedish English news website The Local , witnesses described a frightening scene.
“The whole house shook. We were scared to death and went outside, where we saw a dead person on the street. There were paramedics and police there but they weren’t doing anything," a witness told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet,
Swedish news agency TT also reported that they had received a video 10 minutes prior to the attack.
The man in the video addressed "Sweden and the Swedish people" and apparently made references to Swedish participation in the Afghanistan war saying:
"Now shall your children, daughters and sisters die as our brothers and sisters and children are dying."
Lars Vilks' cartoons which portrayed the prophet Mohamed as a dog were also mentioned in the film.
Security sources are said to be meeting with police and have yet to make an official public statement on the matter.
A video on YouTube (posted above) gave a sense of the scene during the aftermath of the attack as people crowded the area near the burning vehicle.