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Stockholm, Stockholms län, 11152
Sweden

AmCham Sweden is the voice of American business in Sweden. We are champions of US - Swedish trade and investment and US commercial interests in Sweden and give members a networking platform, critical business information, and an amplified voice.

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GRENADE CRIMES IN SWEDEN

Jacob Dornbos

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On the morning of January 7, one person was killed and another injured when a hand grenade exploded in a square outside of the Vårby Gård metro station, located in the Huddinge municipality of southwest Stockholm. The deceased victim reportedly picked up the abandoned device from the ground, causing it to detonate. The detonation appears to have been accidental, and according to authorities, there is no indication that the victims were specifically targeted. Authorities are investigating the blast as a criminal incident; it does not appear to be linked to terrorist activity. While the use of hand grenades in criminal activity has increased in Sweden in recent years, incidents are usually non-fatal, and civilians are not typically targeted. While no OSAC constituents with operations in Sweden have reported being caught up in criminal incidents involving a grenade or an explosive device, OSAC constituents should be aware that the risk of such crimes occurring exists, especially in crime-prone areas of major cities. more...

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