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Mystery blast shakes Malmö neighbourhood

Published: 08 Sep 2012 09:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 08 Sep 2012 09:38 GMT+02:00

On Friday night, a heavy explosion shook the Malmö neighbourhood Hermodsdal, in southern Sweden, breaking windows and damaging cars.

There were no reported injuries from the explosion and the neighbourhood did not have to be evacuated, according to Jimmy Modin of the Skåne police force, who spoke with the TT news agency.

On Saturday morning, the police’s technical investigation of the site was finished.

“It’s still unclear exactly what detonated, but now we’re going to analyze the finds we made on the scene,” said the Skåne police force’s press contact Nils Norling to the local newspaper Sydsvenskan.

As well as analyzing what was found, the police are now be interviewing witnesses.

Several curious people living in the area came out and gathered on the streets after the explosion, but according to the police the atmosphere remained calm, reported Sydsvenskan.

The police were alerted to the scene at 9.36pm, and sent a large squad to investigate. By 10.30pm the detonation spot had been found and the area was cordoned off.

The explosion has been classified as “destruction endangering the public”.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

15:35 September 8, 2012 by haladeen
"Mystery"?? LOL, hardly a mistery.... It was Svensson who wanted to scare his neighbor Johan... just a common swedish prank :)
06:12 September 9, 2012 by Green2013
Just look at this way.

It was a private citizen who had a stash of explosives in his place of dwelling and decided to have his own method of an urban renewal project. It keeps the tradespeople busy because now foundations that are cracked have to be repaired and also all those windows that have to be replaced. Also, the car mechanics are busy and all those body shop guys are busy too. Everybody is happy because now everyone is employed.

See, there is no mystery to this explosion.
12:21 September 9, 2012 by Swedish Cat
Haha Haladeen I think you hit the nail on the head
02:09 September 10, 2012 by Lotus2035
Somebody's plans for jihad went awry.
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