A report by Sweden's federal security service says about 200 radical Islamists are living in Sweden, many of whom are linked to what it calls violent “Islamist extremist ideology” networks.
Wednesday's report by the federal security agency SAPO says the radicalized Muslims focus primarily on supporting militant and terrorist activities in other countries.
It also says the networks present a greater threat to groups and individuals than to the Stockholm government or key institutions.
The assessment was ordered months before a suicide bomber killed himself and wounded two people Saturday in Stockholm. Police say the suspected bomber, identified as Taimour Abdulwahab, was raised in Sweden but spent much of the past decade living in Britain. His name was not on the list released Wednesday.
Police say the bomber was carrying a mix of explosives, which apparently went off prematurely on a Stockholm street crowded with pedestrians, killing him but nobody else.
Police say an audio recording sent shortly before the blast from Abdulwahab's cell phone referred to Sweden's military presence in Afghanistan. It also noted the work of a Swedish cartoonist who enraged much of the Islamic world in 2007 by publishing a cartoon depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammed as a dog.
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