Explosive device destroyed at Israeli embassy in Sweden

An object believed to be an explosive device was found inside the grounds of the Israeli Embassy in Stockholm, which the Swedish national bomb squad has destroyed.

Israel’s Ambassador to Sweden, Ziv Nevo Kulman, labelled the incident as  “an attempted terror attack”.

“We will not be intimidated by terror,” he added.

When the embassy staff discovered the object they believed to be an explosive device, they notified the police, triggering a significant response from law enforcement, reports The Times of Israel.

According to a police spokesperson, the device was detonated. However, the police refused to give any detail on the nature of the object or how it had entered the embassy grounds. However, according to anonymous sources, the object was a hand grenade that was thrown over the embassy fence, landing close to the building.

Hamas runs a network of operatives in Europe. In December, numerous cells were arrested in Denmark, Germany, and Holland on suspicion of plotting to attack Jewish targets in Europe.