Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

'Bomb attack' at prosecutor's home

Share this article

'Bomb attack' at prosecutor's home
11:38 CET+01:00
An explosion ripped through the door to a prosecutor's home in Trollhättan, western Sweden, on Tuesday morning. Police believe the explosion was intended as an attack on the prosecutor.

The house was empty at the time of the explosion and nobody was hurt.

"It is not a pretty sight," said Thord Haraldsson of Gothenburg Police to Göteborgs-Posten.

The noise of the explosion could be heard throughout large parts of the town.

"People heard a loud bang and soon we found ourselves outside the house," said police spokesperson Björn Blixter.

"The prosecutor works against a certain type of crime, so it is not by chance that this explosion was directed at her," said Blixter.

One case currently being worked on by the prosecutor involves a shooting in which several members the Brödraskapet Wolfpack criminal network are suspects. Last year she also indicted on assault charges a 27-year old man identified as the president of a local division of the Bandidos biker gang.

Forensic experts are now on their way from Gothenburg to begin an investigation.

TT/Jasmine Enberg

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Accommodation 101: How to rent an apartment in Sweden

To describe it as ‘difficult' to find a rental apartment in Sweden would be an understatement. In fact, it can be such a pain that some people give up altogether and move elsewhere. Don't be one of them, here are some tips to help you navigate the Swedish rental market.