Malmö pleasure boat in new firebomb attack

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Malmö pleasure boat in new firebomb attack

The Prins Bernhard pleasure boat moored by Skeppsbron in Malmö was targeted in a firebomb attack on Tuesday night, the second attack on the vessel this year.


Witnesses saw a person throw a fire bomb towards the boat and then run away.

The attacker however aimed his throw poorly and the bomb landed on the outside of the ramp leading up to the boat. The firebomb caused a minor fire but otherwise caused little damage.

The pleasure boat, a popular venue for parties and events, was closed and empty at the time of the attack. Early on Wednesday morning nobody had yet been detained in the case.

The Prins Bernhard was previously targeted on May 16th when a loud explosion rocked Malmö's town centre after an explosive had been detonated at the boat's entrance.

The door was forced in by the blast and there was a small fire.

On that occasion the fire was extinguished by a door guard who was passing by. The boat was on that occasion also closed for the day and no one was hurt.

Tuesday night's bomb is the latest in a long list of explosions at restaurants in Malmö since the beginning of 2010. All of them occurred at night.


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