Young boy killed by grenade in Sweden

An 8-year-old boy was killed in an explosion after a hand grenade was thrown through the window of an apartment building in Gothenburg, police said Monday.

"Many children and adults were in the apartment. It could have been much worse," a Gothenburg police spokesman told Swedish radio.

The boy was visiting the family who lived in the apartment and was sleeping in the living room when an unidentified assailant threw a grenade through the window.

Authorities suspect that a gang war could be behind the attack.

A man registered at the address was convicted of killing two people at a Gothenburg restaurant in March 2015, the spokesman said. "We will see if the motive is connected," he said.

Investigators traced the 2015 crime to a feud between rival gangs.

Last update: Mon, 22/08/2016 - 14:24

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