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Stockholm station blast: Man dies in hand grenade explosion

The police has cordoned off and investigates the area outside Varby Gard metro station south of Stockholm where two people were injured in an explosion on January 7, 2018. Image copyright AFP
Image caption Police cordoned off the area for members of the bomb squad to investigate

A 60-year-old man has died in the Swedish capital Stockholm after picking up an object outside an underground station which exploded, police say.

A 45-year-old woman was injured in the blast, which police said was not believed to be terror-related.

The object was probably a hand grenade, according to police investigator Lars Bröms, who said technical experts were examining the debris.

The blast occurred at Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb.

The man died later in hospital. The woman suffered injuries to her face.

There was no indication the couple were targeted, police said.

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