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British police search home in Swedish bomb probe

Reuters

Police in Britain searched a house in the south of the country on Sunday in connection with the weekend bombings in Sweden. They visited the house in Bedfordshire at 11pm, under anti-terrorism laws, but no arrests were made.

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The search followed a car bombing and suspected suicide attack in Stockholm on Saturday. 

It also came after media reports said that Taymour Abdel Wahab - named as the man behind the blasts by Islamist website Shumukh al-Islam - had studied and lived in Luton, Bedfordshire.

The Guardian newspaper reported the man was an Iraqi-born Swede, while other reports said he had studied sports therapy at the University of Bedfordshire, around 30 kilometres north of London. British media reported that his that his wife and two children were still living in Luton.

The Daily Telegraph said Wahab had been seen at his house in Luton as recently as two and a half weeks ago. He is said to have moved from Baghdad to Sweden in 1992 and then to Britain in 2001 to study.

Saturday's explosions in Stockholm targeted a busy pedestrian area of the Swedish capital. One blast killed one person, while a car bomb that exploded nearby injured two others. 

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