Tuesday 27 September 2016

British schoolboy (8) killed in grenade attack in Sweden

Published 22/08/2016 | 21:05

The apartment where the boy was killed. Photo:Getty Images
The apartment where the boy was killed. Photo:Getty Images

An eight-year-old boy from Birmingham was killed after a grenade exploded in an apartment in Sweden.

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The boy was visiting family in Gothenburg when the blast hit their third-floor apartment early on Monday, Swedish police said.

He died of his injuries on the way to hospital.

The youngster was named in reports as Yuusuf Warsame, a pupil at Nelson Mandela Primary School in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

A family member told the Birmingham Mail that two of his siblings and his mother were also caught up in the attack.

The violence was linked to a gangland feud by Swedish media, who quoted police as saying a man convicted of a fatal shooting last year was registered at the address.

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