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1 dead, 1 injured in Stockholm metro explosion

ANI  |  Stockholm [Sweden] 

At least one person died and one other was injured in an near a metro station on Sunday morning.

The 60-year-old deceased was among the two injured who were rushed to the hospital.

According to the Anadolu news agency, the blast occurred at 11:07 am (local time) at the Varby Gard metro station, situated in the southern part of the city.

A said earlier: "An may have been detonated". Two people, aged 45 and 60, have been rushed to the nearest hospital".

The quoted force as saying that the man succumbed from his injuries while being rushed to the hospital.

"There was something on the ground that the man picked up, and then it exploded", of the police said.

The police force refuted claims that the man was unlikely to have been purposely targeted by whoever left the explosive at the metro station.

newspaper reported that the blast was from was a hand grenade, though this is yet to be confirmed by the police.

The metro station has been shut and nearby areas have been cordoned off from the public as an investigation is currently on.

It is yet to be ascertained whether it is a terrorist incident or not.

is on high alert since the April 2017 attack in the heart of the city, when a truck was deliberately driven through the crowd, killing five people and injuring 14 in the process.

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First Published: Sun, January 07 2018. 23:51 IST