Stockholm blasts kill one and injures two

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One person has been killed and two others injured as two explosions rocked the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, police say.

A car blew up near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan, and another explosion hit nearby minutes later.

A man's body was discovered after the second blast.

A police spokeswoman, Petra Sjolander, said the car contained gas canisters and that the cause of the explosions was being investigated.

She said the car caught fire "following a series of explosions which could be those of gas canisters" inside the vehicle.

Ms Sjolander said it was unclear if the two blasts were linked.

"I can't confirm that the death is linked to the car explosion, but I can't rule it out either," AFP news agency quoted her as saying.

The identities of the victims have not been released.

A former employee of the Associated Press news agency, Gabriel Gabiro, was close to the second blast.

"I saw some people crying, perhaps from the shock," he told the agency.

"There was a man lying on the ground with blood coming out in the area of his belly, and with his personal belongings scattered around him."
BBC News - Sweden: Stockholm blasts kill one and injures two
 
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I doubt we'll see a reaction from Sweden. They like to stay out of most things. Which is why this will be a shock to them. Luckily for them the attackers were probably the Arab spawn of Joey Deacon.
 
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Until the identity of the person killed is confirmed, we can only hope it was an Own Goal by the terrorists.
 
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I doubt we'll see a reaction from Sweden. They like to stay out of most things. Which is why this will be a shock to them. Luckily for them the attackers were probably the Arab spawn of Joey Deacon.
Nevertheless, Sweden has been a troop contributing nation in AFG since 2003.
 

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I doubt we'll see a reaction from Sweden. They like to stay out of most things. Which is why this will be a shock to them. Luckily for them the attackers were probably the Arab spawn of Joey Deacon.

Sweden has troops in Afghanistan and Kosovo as well as a Naval presence in the Gulf of Aden. They also had troops in Bosnia and Liberia in the recent past. Probably as expeditionary as any other nation's Armed Forces I'd guess.
 

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