At Least Two People Injured in Explosion in Stockholm, Sweden

Police at the scene of the incident

Stockholm police told the Swedish news agency TT that the injured were a 60-year old man and a 45-year-old woman.

"The man was seriously hurt injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded", said Stockholm police spokesperson Sven-Erik Olsson, according to the Independent.

But police haven't confirmed the exact nature of the explosive device.

The explosion occurred late on Sunday morning at the Varby Gard station, in Stockholm's south-west.

The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade.

Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups. Technicians are still working on it.

Originally investigated as a murder, police now do not believe the couple was targeted.

Local resident Milorad Jencic told AFP he was shocked as witnesses and onlookers gathered around the police cordon.

Mr Olsson added that it did not appear to have been an act of terrorism.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said.

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