June 12, 2019 / 8:33 AM / 6 days ago

No explosives in package outside Swedish police station

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish police found no explosives in a suspicious object outside a police station in the southern Swedish town of Linkoping on Wednesday, days after an unexplained blast rocked a local street.

Police said the bomb squad shot at the “package-like” object without it detonating.

On Friday, an explosion on a residential street in Linkoping damaged several buildings and left around 20 people with minor injuries.

There have been several cases in recent years of explosives used in suspected gang-related attacks, and police are investigating whether Friday’s blast was connected to local criminal groups.

Reporting by Helena Soderpalm and Anna Ringstrom; additional reporting by Johannes Hellstrom; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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