Swedish cities hit by four residential explosions in an hour


Bomb squad experts have been called in after Swedish cities were rocked by four explosions in an hour, police have said, with the country struggling to rein in a rise of gang-related violence.

Just after 1am local time (midnight BST), police in Gothenburg received reports of two explosions at separate addresses, 10 minutes apart.

“Both sites have been cordoned off and technical investigations are ongoing,” police said, adding that the national bomb squad had been called to the scene. “There are no reports of people being injured, only material damage,” police said.

An hour later another two explosions were reported minutes apart – one in Norsborg, a suburb south of Stockholm, and the other in Nyköping, about 62 miles (100km) south of the capital.