Ikea blasts were fireworks

The small explosions at Ikea furniture stores in Eindhoven, Belgium and northern France on Monday were caused by fireworks, a spokesman for the Swedish group said on Tuesday.

The spokesman said the company had not received any direct threats and no-one was wounded.
The Eindhoven firework was placed in a rubbish bin and the Gent explosive was in an alarm clock. It is not clear where the Lille firework had been placed.
Police are continuing to investigate links between the three incidents.
In 2002, a bomb disposal expert was injured trying to dismantle a bomb at a Dutch Ikea branch following a blackmail demand.

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