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Suspected bomb rocks Stockholm cinema

The Local/og · 15 Aug 2012, 07:05

Published: 15 Aug 2012 07:05 GMT+02:00

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The blast, which occurred in Jakobsberg in the north west of the greater Stockholm area, smashed windows and damaged the front door of the cinema, also causing parts of the roof to be destroyed.

Police are unsure of who is responsible for the detonation, or what their motivation may be.

“We are currently unaware if it was some kind of gunpowder or something else that was used,” Fredrik Ladenstedt of the Norrort Police told the TT news agency.

Witnesses have explained how they heard a loud bang outside the Falken cinema shortly after midnight, followed by billowing smoke.

Police arrived on the scene soon after, with their only lead being a red car that was seen leaving the cinema following the blast. The car has still not been identified or found.

Emergency services were also quick to the scene, however left shortly after upon confirming there was no risk of fire.

Police have combed the area for evidence, collecting traces of the explosives for further forensic analysis.

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An investigation has been launched by local police.

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Your comments about this article

09:25 August 15, 2012 by occassional
Guess x in the following series:

x, suburbs, big city, bomb, fire, commotion, breakdown of law and order.
11:17 August 15, 2012 by Prestonrobsun
Boy from Luton?
12:42 August 15, 2012 by jimmyjames
i know many are opposed to the Death Penalty and for good reason(s) however anyone or group that would place a bomb in a public place to kill children,elderly, and innocents in general with the sole purpose of instilling a sense of fear and insecurity into the general population is a a candidate for the Death Penalty. A strong unmistakable message needs to be sent to those that engage in public bombings. The message should be : If you engage in, conspire to engage in, or support in any way whatsoever such activity will not be considered a criminal but an enemy of the state engaged in open warfare upon the populace and be dealt with by the military and intelligent agencies with a mandate to seek out and neutralize the threat.
12:56 August 15, 2012 by whoye
@ jimmyjames

" instilling a sense of fear and insecurity" - that's what exactly death penalty does, does it to a maximum and some other penalties to a degree. so within this logic the government would be the biggest terrorist. and that's the hole point of these progressive political/social ideologies to stop government control as much as possible for the sake of liberty.
16:54 August 15, 2012 by TG22

It's the other way around there mate.

Conservatives are for small government, few rules and regulations, private over the public, personal responsibility, freedom to fail and by consequence liberty.

Progressives are for nanny state, regulate just about any aspect for your file, public over the private, social responsibility, vertically enforced equality and by consequence lost of liberty.
20:37 August 15, 2012 by J Jack
I wonder if it was 'Batman'?
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