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Sweden jails 'lone wolf' for foiled attack

A Stockholm court today handed a five-year jail term to a 20-year-old student for plotting a suicide bomb attack.

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A Stockholm court today handed a five-year jail term to a 20-year-old student for plotting a suicide bomb attack.

Described by prosecutors as a “lone wolf” jihadist, Aydin Sevigin acknowledged that he supported the Islamic State group and that he sought martyrdom.

Sevigin insisted, though, that he had not planned to carry out an attack in Sweden -- an account that was rejected by the court, although investigators were unable to identify the target.

Sevigin tried to travel to Syria via Turkey in June last year but was expelled twice by the Turkish authorities, the court heard.

Frustrated, he then decided to carry out an attack in Sweden, prosecutors said.

He was arrested in February after his mother found bomb-making material, including bottles of acetone, electrical wire, adhesive tape and ball bearings, and tipped off the authorities