Multicultural Malmö Sees Three Explosions Within 24 Hours

Police have cordoned off an area after an object exploded next to a police station in Rosengard in Malmo, Sweden on January 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Johan NILSSON / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read JOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The southern Swedish city of Malmö saw three explosions within a 24-hour period this week with multiple venues targetted including a residential area and a nightclub.

The first explosion took place at around 2 am in the notorious suburb of Rosengård, which has been described as a no-go area in the past, and saw the blast shatter several windows in a multi-family home, Nyheter Idag reports.

The following explosion occurred only an hour after the first and took place near a local nightclub in the centre of the city with witnesses claiming to have heard a loud bang with several shops around the area were damaged.

The next explosion took place the following day, again in the troubled suburb of Rosengård, with another residential area affected by the blast that took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

“The entire gate is destroyed right up to the lift. There are glass pieces and metal pieces that made holes in the lift five metres away,” a witness said. While there was some property damage in the three explosions, police say that no one was injured in any of the incidents.

Malmo has seen a number of bombings and explosions so far this year. Last month, two people were arrested in connection with an explosion that rocked a restaurant, which police described as a “heavy” explosion.

While many of the explosions see no injuries, one explosion in April led to a 12-year-old girl sustaining injuries as she slept when an explosion shattered the windows to her bedroom, resulting in her being taken to hospital.

Explosions have not been limited to Malmö, however. Last week, the city of Linköping saw a massive blast that ripped through two apartment buildings and injured 25 people. Investigators have so far ruled out terrorism.

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