Trend in gang crime bombings rock Sweden


Sweden, often held up as a safe and peaceful utopia, has experienced an unprecedented wave of bombings this year as criminal gangs increasingly use explosives to settle scores.

Regularly placed near the top of the UN’s Human Development Index and among the world’s richest countries in terms of GDP per capita, the Scandinavian country is facing an unusual challenge as bombings become a regular occurrence.

“We see no equivalent internationally,” Swedish police commissioner Anders Thornberg said Wednesday, addressing public concern about the escalating violence.

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Source: AFP