A national bomb protection unit has been flown from Stockholm to northern Sweden after a young man attempted to throw a suspected homemade pipe bomb from a car.
The explosion is the third to rock Sweden in just a few days – after a suspected car bomb detonated in Stockholm on Thursday night and a homemade device blew up in an apartment block in Gothenburg on Friday evening.
“Four places in the Lulea area are blocked off at present. National bombing protection is on the way,” David Levy, a police officer based in the Nord region, told Aftonbladet Sunday night.
The man attempted to reach the hospital on his own after the incident and is thought to have thrown more explosives from the car on the way. He did not make it and was picked up by an ambulance.
Police classed the incident as a disaster endangering the public, and the bomb squad…