Saturday 13 June 2015

Four Killed In Car Blast In Gothenburg

Four people, including a young girl, have been killed after a car exploded in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

The suspected car bomb ripped apart the vehicle as it drove up to a roundabout in the city centre on Friday night.
Police are investigating the cause of the explosion, and have not released details of the victims.
Eyewitness Janne Wolltin told public broadcaster SVT that pieces of the car shot into the air in front of him.
"When I came up to the car I saw that it must have been a bomb," he said.
"It was completely torn apart, the front part of the engine and everything was gone."
One of the victims was a well-known criminal gang leader in the city, according to local news reports.
Gangs in Gothenburg have been involved in tit-for-tat revenge killings in recent years.
In March, gunmen sprayed a pub in the city with bullets, killing two people and injuring 10 others.
Robert Karlsson, head of the region's criminal investigation unit, said it was too early to say if the explosion was linked to gangland violence.
"We have no leads, either in one direction or another. We are just at the beginning of this," he said.
Gothenburg police said three people in the car died at the scene, and the young girl died later in hospital.

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