Large explosion in Linköping breaks windows

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A large explosion in Linköping damaged buildings and slightly injured 25 people, police said on Friday.

At a late afternoon press conference police said the cause of the explosion was still unclear but they do not treat the incident as terrorism.

Some media reports the blast was aimed at a criminal motorbike gang, and police say this is one of their hypotheses, but it is not more or less likely than other theories.

Police say all signs point to that someone placed an explosive substance outside one of the buildings.

P4 Östergötaland reported that a large blast outdoors had destroyed the windows and balconies of a five-storey apartment building and damaged other neighbouring buildings.

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