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Riots continue in Swedish capital

Published 23/05/2013 | 09:37

Firemen extinguish a burning car in the Stockholm suburb of Kista after youths rioted in several different suburbs around Stockholm for a third executive night, late May 21, 2013. Some 200 youths hurled rocks at police and set cars ablaze in a suburb of the Swedish capital Stockholm on Tuesday, the second day of rioting triggered by an incident in which police shot and killed a man wielding a knife. (AP Photo/Scanipx Sweden, Fredrik Sandberg)  SWEDEN OUT
Firemen extinguish a burning car in the Stockholm suburb of Kista (AP)

Groups of youths have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police officers in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital.

The disorder was sparked by a fatal police shooting on May 13.

At least 30 cars were set ablaze across western and southern Stockholm, police spokesman Kjell Lindgren said.

Firefighters said they had "never before seen so many fires raging at the same time".

Rioting youths also burnt down a restaurant in Skogas, south of Stockholm.

Mr Lindgren says a 16-year-old girl was briefly detained on suspicion of preparing an arson attack, but was later sent home to her parents.

The unrest began on Sunday in response to the shooting in which police killed a 69-year-old knife-wielding man in the north-western suburb of Husby.

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