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Bomb found outside bank in Arboga

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08:47 CET+01:00
A bomb was discovered at 4am on Wednesday at Handelsbanken in Arboga in central Sweden. A police bomb squad arrived from Stockholm at 9am. A decision will be taken later today as to whether there is a need to evacuate houses in the immediate area.

"When the patrol took a closer look they discovered that it was primed with what we presume to be plastic explosives," said police spokesman Per Ahlström.

"It look likes a pretty big charge, one to one and a half kilos. So there would definitely have been a major bang if their plan had succeeded" he added.

Police have cordoned off an area around the bank with a radius of 150 metres.

There have not yet been any indications regarding who might be behind the planned attack.

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