Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

Marie Harrington
January 8, 2018

Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade.

According to a Swedish police report published a year ago, Sweden is the European country where criminal gangs use the most grenades, often from stocks from the former Yugoslavia. "This is totally unacceptable", Alvarsjo said. "It is surprising they have not detonated earlier", Alvarsjo said. A woman sustained minor injuries to her legs and face. The man and the woman simply "were at the wrong place and at the wrong time".

The Varby Gard station was cleared on Sunday and the Stockholm subway was partially shut, with replacement buses serving part of the route on the affected line.

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Police have cordoned off an area outside the entrance to the metro station Varby Gard, and are investigating the incident.

A man in his 60s died in hospital after "he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded", police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP.

Two people were injured in an explosion outside an underground station in southern Stockholm on Sunday, authorities said.

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