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Gang Leader Arrested In Connection With Car Bombings

Published torsdag 21 september 2006 kl 14.01

Police in southwest Sweden investigating two car bombings which happened on consecutive days in Gothenburg this week say they’ve arrested a leading member of a motorcycle gang for allegedly orchestrating the explosions.

No one was killed in the two explosions, which police said were retaliations from the biker gang Bandidos against a taxi driver and a man in the Gothenburg restaurant industry.

Both explosions were caused by someone placing a hand grenade behind a tire on the parked cars that detonated after the vehicles backed up.

The Bandidos leader, who was not identified by name, was arrested Wednesday night after a car exploded near a central square in Sweden’s second-largest city, setting fire to several other vehicles parked nearby. Police said the driver of the car suffered only minor injuries.

On Tuesday, a taxi blew up in a Gothenburg suburb, but the driver - who police said had testified against Bandidos in a recent trial - escaped unharmed.

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