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Explosion hits Swedish police station, none injured

Reuters | Published: October 18, 2017 14:08:15 | Updated: October 25, 2017 05:30:32


Police officer guards outside a cordoned area surrounding the police station in Helsingborg, Sweden, after a powerful explosion at the main entrance. (Reuters)

An explosion overnight in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg caused extensive damage to the entrance of a police station, authorities said on Wednesday.

Nobody was injured in the explosion, which occurred shortly after midnight local time and also shattered windows in a neighboring building, police said in a statement.

“It is unclear what caused the detonation,” police said.

Police said they were carrying out checks in the Helsingborg area but had not made any arrests. Gang-related violent crime in southern Sweden has been in the spotlight in recent years with several shootings in the region.

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