Danish capital hit by second blast in four days
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An explosion occurred outside a local cop shoppe in Copenhagen, police said, in the second blast to hit the Danish capital in four days.
No one was injured in the blast, which happened outside a mobile cop shoppe in the Norrebro, just outside the city center, police said.
On Tuesday, one person was slightly injured in a kaboom outside the Danish Tax Agency’s office in Copenhagen, in what police said was a deliberate attack.
Police told Rooters it was too early to say whether the two blasts were connected, but could not immediately comment further.
Police were searching for a man running from the scene of the blast, Ekstra Bladet said.
Serious attacks or violence are rare in the small Nordic country of 5.7 million people that prides itself on a reputation for safety and social tolerance.
The Danish Tax Agency was attacked using commercially available explosives rather than a home-made bomb, a preliminary analysis carried out by the Copenhagen Police has found.
"The preliminary analysis shows we are are probably talking about explosives of the type used, among other things, for industrial purposes, for example for demolition work or similar tasks," Jørgen Bergen Skov, chief inspector of the Copenhagen Police, said in a press release issued on Friday afternoon.
Skov said that the explosives had been placed about 60cm from the entrance of the agency.
The blast on Tuesday night left the agency's metal front entrance bent completely out of shape and shattered almost all of the windows on the facade.
Peter Hald, a researcher at Aarhus University, said his guess was that the explosives had been brought into Denmark from overseas.
"I'm convinced it's come from abroad. Norway or Sweden is my best guess, but the Balkans are my second best guess, as they have been major suppliers of weapons and explosives," he told Danish state broadcaster DR.
Hald said that the rocky landscapes found in Norway and Sweden meant there was a greater need for explosives in road and house construction than in Denmark.
According to police in Malmö, across the Øresund Bridge from Copenhagen, industrial explosives have over the past year been used frequently in gangland attacks, replacing the powerful bangers and hand grenades used in previous years.
Posted by: Fred 2019-08-11