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Man hurt in Gothenburg bomb attack

TT/The Local/dl · 23 May 2011, 12:07

Published: 23 May 2011 12:07 GMT+02:00

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The blast occurred at a house on the outskirts of Kungälv, located about 20 kilometres north of Gothenburg, around 7am on Monday morning.

"One man is injured, probably seriously," police spokesperson Björ Blixter told the TT news agency.

Mats Hvit, a leader of the police response team, told the local Göteborgs-Posten (GP) newspaper that the blast was caused by the detonation of an explosive device which was placed outside the house's cellar.

"I don't want to speculate on what may lie behind this," he told the newspaper.

Police have nevertheless launched a preliminary investigation into attempted murder.

The 44-year-old father of two who was injured in the blast was flown by helicopter to Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg for treatment of shrapnel injuries.

His wife and one of his children were in the house at the time of the explosion, but were unharmed.

The police bomb squad has since searched the area and no additional explosive devices were found.

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No arrests have been made and police continue to probe possible motives for the attack.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, neither than man nor anyone in his family are known to police.

Nor does he have any connections to known criminal gangs in Sweden.

TT/The Local/dl (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:31 May 23, 2011 by wenddiver
Did he accept a box from an American Coyote ( AKA Wile E. Coyote)marked "ACME Bomb Kit"?

If not we will just have to mark this up to the naturally violent native Swedes. Why would anybody seek assylum in a country where bombs are always going off? I would be scared if I was an innocent Assylum seeker from the Middle-East or Balkans.
21:04 May 23, 2011 by Iraniboy

Since you are not from those countries you mentioned you are not scared at all! You're in fact from a country which bombs other countries on a daily basis so it's natural for you!
22:33 May 23, 2011 by johnny1939
Darn it wrong address!
00:42 May 24, 2011 by rumcajs

They don't say where the guy comes from, they used the word gang in the article and not terrorism, it was a bomb in a house.

So for me you are so obsessed with the topic that you just bring it out of nowhere. 1- you had a bad experience with terrorism and I would understand you or 2- You are a racist.
06:27 May 24, 2011 by wenddiver
@rumcajs- What's your problem, I'm looking out for you???? I wouldn't want you sensitive Religous types to get hurt by these violent Swedes. Goes double for ex-Soviet types who came to Sweden to run Drugs and Guns, don't get hurt by the Swedes an awfull lot of Bombs going off.
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