Two injured in Stockholm subway station explosion


STOCKHOLM: Two people were injured in an explosion outside an underground station in southern Stockholm on Sunday, authorities said.

The explosion occurred late on Sunday morning at the Varby Gard station, in Stockholm’s south-west.

A police spokesman said an object exploded after it was picked up, adding there was no reason to believe the event was terrorism-related.

The underground station of Varby Gard s on the Red Line (Roda linjen) on the way to Norsberg in Stockholm’s south-west and an adjacent square was closed while police carry out checks, they said in a statement.

The Aftonbladet newspaper reported that the object was a hand grenade, though this remains unconfirmed.