December 12, 2010 1:19 AM Subscribe
Two Explosions in Central Stockholm.
posted by three blind mice (69 comments total)
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A car bomb and apparent suicide bomber.
Saturday afternoon on one of the busiest pedestrian streets in Stockholm more crowded than usual with x-mas shoppers.
Early reports in the Swedish press
indicate that a car loaded with gas canisters exploded a number of times. Minutes later, just before 5PM, about 300m away, a man was killed by an apparent explosive device he was carrying. The first witness on the scene said "something exploded against his stomach
." One person has been killed and two injured.
The news agency TT "said it had received a threatening e-mail shortly before the blasts, which called for "mujahideen", or Islamist fighters, to rise up in Sweden and Europe."
A polis press conference which ended just a few minutes ago does not add much to this. Polis are however now confirming it as a terrorist attack.