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The bomb cycle in Linköping contained at least 15 kilos of explosives

2019-08-23T04:35:45.574Z

It was estimated that at least 15 to 20 kilograms of explosives were detonated at the large explosion on Ådalagatan in Linköping in early June - this is evident from a report from the National Police's bomb protection that SVT took part in. The bomb is believed to have been placed in a box bike.


At the same time, the police note that bombs detonated in Malmö have been loaded with an average of half a kilo to one kilogram of explosives, which, in comparison, is also sufficient to cause extensive damage.

The amount of explosives that the bomb in Linköping contained makes it one of the largest deaths in Sweden in a long time and the charge could very well have caused several deaths.

"One must realize that the risk of any person being injured or killed is almost 100%," the National Bomb Protection Investigator writes about the explosion on Ådalagatan in the report.

"Alarming"

As SVT previously told, the number of blasts in Sweden has increased significantly in recent years and according to the police report, it has also become more dangerous for the public.

"It is a worrying development, partly on the basis of the large number but also on the basis that they occur in places where people live and live," says Jon Wåhlander, operative chief of the police's national bomb protection.

According to the bomb protection report, the criminal groups appear to have greater access to explosives today than before.

Jon Wåhlander, from the Police National Bomb Guard. Photo: Johan Dernelius / SVT

Constant increase

- We have seen a constant increase in cases over the past three years. We handle an ever-increasing number of sharp blasts around Sweden and this means that we are under severe strain, says Jon Wåhlander.

How worried are you for an explosion in Sweden with many deaths?

- We cannot ignore that risk because there are so many blasts. Fortunately, most of the night has occurred when not many people have been in circulation, says Jon Wåhlander.

Source: svt

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