One killed, one injured in explosion in Sweden

Blast injures 2 in Stockholm police say no terrorism link

Police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said witnesses saw the man, in his 60s, pick up an object off the ground "which promptly exploded".

One man died after an explosion outside an underground station in Stockholm on Sunday, police said, adding they did not believe the incident was terrorism-related.

A second person was injured in the explosion, which occurred at the Varby Gard station in the south of the city. The woman suffered injuries to her face.

Police cordoned off the station and the square where the blast happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate.

Police declined to confirm reports that the object was believed to be a hand grenade.

"It is too early to say".

Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups.

A report in 2017 showed that Sweden has come to rival crime-ridden Mexico for grenade attacks since the onset of the migrant crisis, with the problem growing so acute that a hand grenade amnesty has been proposed.

In August 2016, an eight-year-old boy was killed by a grenade thrown into a flat in a working-class area of Gothenburg.

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