Posted on September 1, 2023

Sweden Rocked by Four Blasts in One Night

AFP, August 31, 2023

Bomb squad experts have been called in after Swedish cities were rocked by four explosions in just over an hour, police said, with the country struggling to rein in a surge of gang-related violence.

Just after 1:00 am local time (2300 GMT), police in Gothenburg received reports of two explosions at separate addresses, just 10 minutes apart.


An hour later another two explosions were reported minutes apart in Norsborg — a suburb south of Stockholm — and in Nykoping, about 100 kilometres south of the capital.

In both cases, police said no one was hurt. {snip}


In 2022, Sweden saw 90 blasts and another 101 cases of attempted bombings or preparations for bombings, according to police data.

As of August 15, 109 detonations had been recorded this year.