3 held for attacks targeting migrants, left-wing office

3 held for attacks targeting migrants, left-wing office

STOCKHOLM — The Swedish security service says two more people have been arrested as suspects in recent attacks in southern Sweden targeting newly arrived migrants and a left-wing group.

The SAPO agency says one is suspected in a case where a device “that could have caused severe damage” was found Jan. 25 near a campsite accommodating migrants. The bomb didn’t go off.

SAPO said Thursday the other was suspected of attempted murder when a bomb went off Jan. 5, seriously injuring a person outside a nearby asylum centre. The person also is suspected in a November 2016 blast outside a left-wing group’s offices in Sweden’s second largest city, Goteborg, and in the campsite incident.

A person arrested earlier was also suspected of involvement in last two cases. No more details were available.

The Associated Press

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