Depending on slightly different sources and calculation methods, 100-150 different explosions have occurred in Sweden this year. Pt media clarifies the situation.
An explosion can be a small ‘teen bomb’ fired by fireworks, which blows up the windows, but is otherwise not very dangerous. It’s mainly a teenage prank. This is especially true after the New Year.
Then, at the other end, there are hand grenades and “real” bombs assembled from real explosives, such as Linköping’s summer bomb, which blew up a couple of blocks of flats.
There may be several motives for explosions. Intimidation or assassination attempt of haters and debtors. Most of the bombs will probably come from these motives. In most cases, bomb attacks are, in some way, a gangster fight. Of course, ordinary people suffer from them, too. In some cases, the motive is clearly to refuse to pay protection money, and in individual cases witnesses may be intimidated not to testify.
Similarly, Malmö’s “taxi war” motive, for example, was to get a rival taxi company out of the game. These were not any nationwide big taxi companies, but the actions of immigrants with 5 to 10 cars in the background, with two companies blasting each other’s cars. During the spring-summer, however, there was a phenomenon where criminals were clearly trying to eliminate rival gangsters with bombs.
There are no political motives in the style of the IRA, but there are some religious motives. Sunni Muslims have terrorized the premises of Shia Muslims.
I list some cases below. These explosions have been collected from media information on Google, but it is worth noting that they represent only half the cases. The list has about 60 strikes. If you were to browse the police situation room, there would be well over a hundred strikes. We can with good reason say that Sweden resembles the Middle East.
2.1. Malmö, two taxis are blown up.
6.1. Krokom, the entrance of a block of flats got blasted.
7.1. Stockholm, a power company transformer blown up.
7.1. Östersund, a bomb in the lobby of a block of flats.
7.1. In Norrköping, the lobby of the apartment block is blown up.
9.1. Malmö, a powerful bomb at night in the entry of a small grocery store.
10.1. In Landskrona, a bomb is thrown in the hallway of a residential building.
10.1. Malmö, a bomb in the hallway of a block of flats.
10.1. Malmö, bomb in the staircase of a block of flats.
22.1. Stockholm, Kista pizzeria blow-up.
23.1. Malmö, the hallway of the apartment building is blown up.
23.1. Gothenburg, a pizzeria explodes into the air.
24.1. Malmo, a trash room is blown up in the air.
25.1. Malmö, a bomb is set in a party room.
26.1. Nyköping, a bomb explodes in somebody’s hands in an apartment. One person died.
29.1. Malmö, a large bomb was thrown on the balcony of an apartment building.
10.2. Malmö, a bomb in the stairwell of a block of flats.
10.2. Stockholm, a big bomb is thrown in front of an apartment block that totally breaks two apartments.
11.2. In Landskrona, a bomb is thrown in the staircase of a block of flats. At least one car is blown up during the same incident.
14.2. Malmö, a bomb is thrown at a café.
15.2. Värnamo, a bomb in the entrance of a block of flats.
20.2. Stallarholm, a car was blown up.
27.2. Stockholm, a garage and several cars are blown up.
15.3. Malmö, big bomb at the entrance of the garage. One bystander girl was injured.
17.3. Malmö, bomb in the apartment hall.
17.3. Malmo, blast in a nightclub.
29.3. In Märsta, a restaurant was blown up “for renovation”.
29.3. Marsta, a restaurant bomb (photo below).
7.4. Gislaved, bomb thrown inside an apartment window, one to hospital for serious injuries.
12.4. Malmö, bomb thrown inside through a school window.
14.4. Norrköping, a big bomb in front of an apartment building.
15.4. Malmö, stairway blown up to air.
23.4. Malmö, driving school hallwayn blown up with a bomb in the air.
27.4. Malmo, bomb inside a restaurant. One woman was injured.
29.4. Malmö, bomb in the staircase of a block of flats, a dud.
10.5. Malmö, a nightclub bomb.
22.5. Botkyrka, multiple explosions in the Alby area. At least one stairwell went for renovation.
24.5. Stockholm, a taxi is blown up in the air.
28.5. In Helsingborg, a kiosk is blown up in the air.
2.6. Hässleholm, a bomb is thrown on the balcony of an apartment building.
7.6. Linköping, a powerful explosion in front of a block of flats. The bomb breaks several buildings and windows from hundreds of meters away (photo below).
11.6. Malmö, apartment building stairway blown up.
11.6. Malmö, a bomb is thrown inside a nightclub.
12.6. Malmö, stairwell of an apartment block bombed.
14.6. Södertälje, a church yard building is blown up.
17.6. Stockholm, a big bomb in the Järva forest area that set a wildfire.
17.6. Huddinge, a pizzeria was blown up “for renovation”.
18.6. Malmö, a bomb was set in a car.
25.6. Malmö, hallway of an apartment block in the air.
26.6. Örebro, a strip club demolished with a bomb.
11.7. Ullared, a bomb explodes outside a house.
14.7. Eslöv, a car is blown up.
16.7. Landskrona, cellar entrance to the air.
18.7. Malmö, a car was blown up.
19.7. Arlöv, the lobby of an apartment block in the air.
29.7. Landskrona, a bomb in the entrance of a block of flats, but a dud
30.7. Landskrona, bomb thrown in from the window of an apartment.
30.7. Landskrona, a bomb in the entrance of a block of flats, a dud.
7.8. Landskrona, the City Hall was blown up “for renovation”.