The never ending cycle of explosions continues in Sweden. In just 24 hours there has been a whopping 4 explosions – As well as 24 people being evacuated after explosives were found by police in Helsingborg.
Around an hour after midnight on Friday a bomb was detonated at the entrance to the Social Administration offices in Helsingborg, where it caused serious material damage.
“They are trying to scare the government agency to try and get them to react. That is a crime against the rule of law, the government agency and democracy” said police chief Sven Holgersson.
“To blow up the entrance of the Social Administration is as serious as blowing up the police station” said the security chief in Helsingborg, Elina Bratt, to SVT.
Earlier in the evening, 24 people were evacuated after explosives were found in an apartment building only a few hundred metres away from where the explosion took place.
In the apartment 6 people were arrested in connection with the explosives.
Another explosion took place in the city of Borås around 22:40, where a detonation took place at the entrance to an apartment building.
People were seen running from the area in connection with the explosion, and police have descriptions of a white combi car that was seen leaving the area.
Bomb technicians were on the scene, and it was concluded that the explosion was caused by some sort of banger (a powerful illegal firework that police have likened to a hand grenade).
It was only about a week ago that the same building was targeted by another banger.
This was not all however, as there was another 2 bombings in Sweden during a 24 hour period between early Thursday morning and early Friday morning.
As we reported on at Times of Sweden yesterday, 2 cars were blown up in separate bombings.
A car that was parked at the Volvo factory parking lot in Torslanda was blown up, and another car was blown up just outside of Stockholm.
Both explosions damaged the cars, with the one just outside of Stockholm reportedly being very powerful. Car parts could be seen scattered across the street.
In 2019 we saw a record number of bombing in Sweden, with 257 explosions across the country – A 60% increase from the year before.
To put the bombing crisis in Sweden into perspective, it has to be taken into consideration that Sweden is a small country with only 10 million inhabitants.
If the number of explosions that happened in Sweden in 2019 would have taken place in the USA, it would have equalled over 8300 bombings in one year.