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A dangerous object was found at the Israeli embassy in Stockholm at 1pm on Wednesday.

– The embassy employees themselves were the ones who found the suspected dangerous object, says police spokeswoman Rebecca Lundberg.

At 3 p.m., police announced that the object, which was judged to be sharp, had been destroyed, according to reports. TV4. The body was found outside the embassy campus, but close to it.

According to information from both Aftonbladet and Expressen, it is a hand grenade, but this has not been confirmed by the police.

It was not necessary to evacuate the embassy during the operation. A preliminary investigation has been launched into aggravated destruction of public danger and aggravated unlawful threats.

Israel's ambassador to Sweden, Ziv Nevo-Coleman, comments on the incident on the X website:

“Today we were subjected to an attempted attack on the Israeli embassy in Stockholm and its employees. We thank the Swedish authorities for their quick action. Terrorism will not intimidate us,” the ambassador wrote.

In a post on X Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson described the incident as “very serious” and an “attempted attack” against embassy staff and against Sweden.

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