Waste bin bomb at Eindhoven Ikea store, also in Gent and Lille

Explosives experts have given the all-clear to the Ikea furniture store near Eindhoven following yesterday’s small explosion in a waste bin outside the building, Nos television reports on Tuesday.

The small bomb went off around 19.30 on Monday evening. There were also small explosions at Ikea stores in Gent, Belgium and Lille in northern France. Police are looking into possible links between all three blasts.
Bomb disposal experts searched the Eindhoven building overnight and carried out a small controlled explosion on a package. No further details about the bomb or package have yet been made public.
Ikea received no threats or warnings before the explosion, a spokesman told Nos. ‘The police told us to clear the building and that is what we did,’ he said.
According to media reports, there was a warning before the Gent bomb went off, thought to have been in an alarm clock.
No-one was hurt in any of the incidents.
There are 12 Ikea outlets in the Netherlands.

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