War zone Sweden 2017:
A large number of explosions has shaken Sweden lately, and now a hand grenade has detonated at the police station in Uppsala - with the intention to kill police.
It was a hand grenade that was thrown at and detonated at the police station in Uppsala just after 23:00 on Monday, the police now confirm on their website.
According to sources, the grenade was thrown to hit the police but hit a cable or a post and bounced off.
The detonation occurred close to two police officers, who escaped without injuries.
"The technical investigation has ended at the crime scene and it is noted that there is a lot of evidence that it was a hand grenade that detonated," the police wrote in an update on their website on Tuesday night.
During the day, the police have taken several investigative measures. Among other things, there has been a large number of interrogations, door to door visits in the area, technical investigations of the crime scene and seizures.
The government believes it is about retaliation against the police.
"The police are early in the investigation and are working on several theories about how the crime has been committed. At present, much indicates that the attack was directed at the police and is retaliation for recent police efforts in Uppsala."
Last week, the police carried out a major effort in the suburbs of Gottsunda and Valsätra. Therefore, the police believe that the bombing may be about retaliation from criminals.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested for involvement in attempted murder and destruction. He denies involvement in the crimes, however.
The attack is classified as a special event and the police station is now guarded by heavily armed police.
The police are naturally very keen to get more tips about the explosion.
Stay tuned for more news from the Nordic front. You ain't seen nothing yet!
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