Man dies in Stockholm metro station blast

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The blast took place at about 11am on Sunday, just outside the Varby Gard underground station in Huddinge, a residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson.

"These two people cycled past the object and stopped to see what was on the ground". "It is surprising they have not detonated earlier", Alvarsjo said.

According to a Swedish police report published past year, Sweden is the European country where criminal gangs use the most grenades, often from stocks from the former Yugoslavia. A woman sustained minor injuries to her legs and face.

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A man was killed and a woman injured in an explosion on Sunday outside a metro station in Stockholm, Sweden, police said. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property. Police also called for witnesses to step forward with any information.

A police spokesman said an object exploded after it was picked up, adding there was no reason to believe the event was terrorism-related.