Blast in Stockholm hits building housing Turkish center

None hurt in explosion in Swedish capital, which comes hours after deadly Ankara car bomb kills 28

Stockholm. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Stockholm. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

A Turkish cultural organization may have been the target of an explosion in Sweden’s capital Stockholm late Wednesday on the same day that a car bombing in Turkey’s capital left 28 dead.

No one was hurt in the blast, which ripped through part of a building in the southern Stockholm neighborhood of Fittka that housed a “Turkish cultural association,” according to Reuters.

The building’s windows were reportedly blown out.

“No one was inside. No one was injured. It had been locked since earlier in the evening,” a police spokesman was quoted as saying in the Reuters report.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, but there were no immediate suspects, according to authorities.

On Wednesday evening local time, a car bomb exploded near vehicles carrying military personnel in the Turkish capital Ankara, killing at least 28 people and wounding at least 61 others, Turkish officials said.

The explosion occurred during evening rush hour in the heart of Ankara, in an area close to the country’s parliament and military headquarters. Buses carrying military personnel were attacked while waiting at traffic lights at an intersection, the Turkish military said, condemning the “contemptible and dastardly” attack.

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