The last days of a suicide bomber
Investigators say Taimour Abdulwahab set a car on fire and detonated a bomb attached to his body in 2010 in Stockholm.
December 9th, 2011
09:26 AM ET

The last days of a suicide bomber

By Paul Cruickshank, Tim Lister and Per Nyberg

He was the father of two small children and lived an ordinary life in a drab English town. Most of his family, originally from Iraq, had settled peacefully in Sweden. But unknown to any of them, Taimour Abdulwahab had embraced jihad - and was planning to blow himself up among Christmas shoppers in the Swedish capital.

Abdulwahab's last steps and contacts offer further evidence that "the lone wolf" terrorist is very difficult to identify. But they also show that - even with training - the lone suicide-bomber faces serious challenges in carrying out an attack. FULL POST