One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

One dead, one hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade.

A woman aged 45 was also hurt, suffering facial injuries, police said.

A police spokesman said a man died after picking up an object outside the Varby Gard station in Stockholm.

"The man was seriously injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded", Mr Olsson said. The couple had been cycling past the device when the man stopped to investigate it.

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Police at the scene of the incident. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property.

"Someone has used some type of explosive material", Lars-Ake Stevelind, a rescue official, told Swedish television station SVT. "I don't dare imagine what would have happened if one or several children had found the hand grenade".

Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups.

The explosion took place outside of the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the Swedish capital.

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