STOCKHOLM — The father-in-law of the Stockholm suicide bomber on Friday denounced the 28-year-old attacker as a brainwashed terrorist who rejected "all the good" that Sweden had given him.
In a letter to The Associated Press and other media, Ali Thwany said his daughter Mona was not aware that her husband, Taimour Abdulwahab, was plotting an attack, though she grew suspicious of his frequent travels.
"We announce our dissociation with him," Thwany wrote. "All that happened is a personal matter connected to a rogue person bent on crimes and disillusioned by an unknown group."
Abdulwahab killed himself and injured two people Saturday when some of the bombs he was wearing exploded among panicked Christmas shoppers in downtown Stockholm.
Police suspect the explosives went off by mistake near a pedestrian street, and that he had planned to detonate them in a place where they would inflict more damage like a shopping center or train station