Attack foiled at Israel’s Sweden embassy: Ambassador

STOCKHOLM: Israel’s embassy in Stockholm was the target of an attempted attack, the ambassador said Wednesday (Jan 31) after a bomb squad destroyed what Swedish police called “a dangerous object”.

Police said the “live” device had been found by staff inside the premises of the Israeli embassy in the Swedish capital, without specifying what the object was.

“We were alerted at 1.08pm by the embassy that they had found an object they believed to be dangerous,” Daniel Wikdahl with the Stockholm police told AFP.

An area around the object was closed off and Wikdahl added that the national bomb squad had been called to the scene and had decided to destroy the object.

“The object has been destroyed by the national bomb squad, and our assessment is that it was live,” the police officer said.

Police have opened an investigation, but Wikdahl declined to specify what the object was, citing the ongoing enquiries.

“Today we were subject to an attempted attack against the Embassy of Israel in Stockholm and its employees,” Israeli ambassador to Sweden Ziv Nevo Kulman said in a post to X.

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

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