Grenade attack in southern Sweden

Grenade attack in southern Sweden
Police have cordoned off a large area of the Kroksbäck neighbourhood. Credit: Johan Nilsson/TT
An apartment block in Malmö was evacuated because of a suspected grenade attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Two grenades were thrown against the block in Kroksbäck in Malmö but neither device exploded.

Residents of the block were evacuated to a nearby school, police cordoned off a large area of the neighbourhood and a police bomb squad was sent to deal with the grenades.

A police spokesman told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: “It is an extremely serious incident. Residents are understandably very anxious.”

Earlier this month, a convenience store in the multicultural neighbourhood was the target of an explosive device and in 2010 at least three people, one a 16-year-old boy, were shot in apparently random incidents in the area.

The police have so far been unable to speculate as to the motive for Saturday's grenade attacks.