Two injured in Stockholm metro blast

Two injured in Stockholm metro blast

Stockholm police told the Swedish news agency TT that the injured were a 60-year old man and a 45-year-old woman.

Two people were injured in an explosion outside an underground station in southern Stockholm on Sunday, authorities said.

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Police have cordoned off an area outside the entrance to the metro station Varby Gard, and are investigating the incident. Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property. It and an adjacent square were closed while police carried out checks. Sven-Erik Olsson, a police spokesman, said there was nothing to indicate that the victims had been targeted and that it was too early to say precisely what type of device had caused the blast yesterday morning. Police also called for witnesses to step forward with any information. He says a woman with the man received minor wounds to her face and both legs from the blast.

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