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Threats against Swedish police and prosecutors on the rise

The damaged police station in Helsingborg. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Published: 19.Oct.2017 08:32 hrs

After a southern Swedish police station was damaged in a blast on Wednesday, police officers have said threats against them are becoming increasingly common.

Early on Wednesday morning, the entrance to the police station in Helsingborg was destroyed in an explosion which Minister of Justice Morgan Johansson said was "a serious attack on the judiciary".

Back in June, the Swedish Police Union presented a report suggesting that Swedish policemen have been increasingly targeted in violent acts.

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