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Blasts in Sweden Kill 1, Wound 2


This video image show emergency services as they attend the scene after a car exploded in the center of Stockholm, Sweden, 11 Dec 2010

This video image show emergency services as they attend the scene after a car exploded in the center of Stockholm, Sweden, 11 Dec 2010

Police in Sweden say one person was killed and two others wounded in two almost simultaneous explosions in central Stockholm Saturday.

The police say the first blast occurred in a car near a busy shopping street and left two people hurt. Shortly afterward, a second explosion was heard on the same street, and police later found one person dead at the scene.

A police spokeswoman says it is unclear what caused the blasts and if they are linked.

The Associated Press quotes a rescue services spokesman as saying the car that exploded first contained gas canisters.

No other details were immediately available.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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