In brief: Two Polish men charged in connection with IKEA bomb attacks across EU
Published 09/10/2011 | 05:00
Polish police say they have arrested and charged two suspects in relation to a series of bomb attacks at IKEA stores in several European countries this year. The attacks, made with homemade bombs, occurred from May to September in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic. Two people were injured in the German attack but there were no fatalities. Some of the bombs were potentially lethal, though not all detonated.
Two Polish men, both aged 39, were arrested. They were only identified as Mikolaj G and Adam K.
A police spokesman said that both men were charged with endangering the lives of many people, extortion and racketeering and could face up to 10 years in prison.
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