Swedes shocked by 1st terror attack in 3 decades - Yahoo! News Swedes shocked by 1st terror attack in 3 decades A car exploded in the middle of the seasonal shopping frenzy, shooting flames and causing several smaller blasts as people ran screaming from the scene. The blast that killed the alleged bomber came moments later further a few blocks away from the car explosion on a busy pedestrian street. Experts said the alleged bomber probably didn't succeed in detonating all the explosives and could have caused much greater damage. While police haven't confirmed Saturday's attack was motivated by Islamist views, an audio file sent to Swedish news agency TT shortly before the blast referred to jihad, Sweden's military presence in Afghanistan and a cartoon by a Swedish artist that depicted the Prophet Muhammad as a dog, enraging the Muslim world. The most tolerant being attacked by the least tolerant. The only thing that's shocking is that it took this long.