Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified
The bomber killed in the terrorist attack outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday, Nov. 14, has been named by Counter Terrorism Police North West as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen.
Al Swealmeen was killed after a homemade device went off in the backseat of a taxi.
The taxi driver who has been named as David Perry noticed the device and locked the cab with Al Swealmeen inside.
The device then exploded, killing Al Swealmeen and injuring Perry, who had to be taken to hospital, but has since been discharged.
According to the Daily Mail, Al Swealmeen goes by the name Enzo Almeni and was born in Syria but raised in Iraq.
The senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: ”Our enquiries are very much ongoing but at this stage, we strongly believe that the deceased is 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen is connected to both the Rutland Avenue and Sutcliffe Street addresses where searches are still ongoing.
“We believe he lived at the Sutcliffe Street address for some time and had recently rented the Rutland Avenue address.
“Our focus is the Rutland Avenue address where we have continued to recover significant items.
“We continue to appeal for any information about this incident and now that we have released his name any information that the public may have about Al Swealmeen no matter how small may be of great assistance to us.”
In a conference on Monday, November 15, Merseyside Police first revealed their belief that Al Swealmeen was responsible for the bombing, but that his motives were “yet to be understood”.
Counterterrorism police also announced that four men aged 29, 26, 21 and 20, had been arrested in the Kensington area of the city in connection with the blast.
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