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New blast hits Malmö nightspot

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09:46 CEST+02:00
Another explosion shook Malmö, in the south of Sweden, in the early hours of Monday when an explosive device detonated outside of the floating nightclub Prince Bernhard.

"We are classifying the crime as devastation endangering the general public “ said Lars-Håkan Lindholm of the local police to news agency TT.

A few minutes after midnight a powerful explosion was heard and minutes later the first calls came in to the security services.

People reported having heard a loud bang and a fire near the party boat Prince Bernhard.

However, the effects of the explosion were minor. The entrance door was destroyed and there was a small fire outside but no one was injured in the explosion on the boat, which is moored near the city’s former ferry terminal.

“The fire was put out by a security guard passing by. By the time we got there it was a matter for the police,” said local security services to TT.

According to the police, the incident was not as serious as they had feared.

“It was some kind of explosive device but there was only minor damage to the boat and the place was completely deserted so no one was harmed,“ said Lars-Håkan Lindholm of the local police to TT.

A week ago, another and more powerful explosion rocked Lilla Torg in central Malmö in the early hours causing extensive damage to one of the square's many restaurants.

Since the beginning of the year there have been 6 explosions in the Malmö area. The police will now investigate any connections between the incidents

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