Bombs Explode In IKEA Stores Across Europe

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IKEA’s business has been booming. Although no one was significantly injured, this coordinated attack had alarm clocks exploding in three different European countries. Via Reuters:

French, Belgian and Dutch police have launched investigations after minor explosions struck IKEA [IKEA.UL] stores in each country late on Monday in what appears to have been a coordinated attack.

No one was seriously hurt in the blasts at the world’s biggest furniture retailer, although two workers in Belgium suffered minor injuries.

Rigged alarm clocks blew up in IKEA stores in Ghent in Belgium and Lille in France, and there was an explosion in a bin outside the IKEA store in Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

The alarm clocks were linked to small amounts of gunpowder, and prosecutors said they did not think that the bombers had intended to cause significant injury.

“Federal police with dogs did a sweep of other stores but there was nothing suspect that was found,” An Schoonjans, a Ghent prosecutor, told Reuters.

[Continues at Reuters]

14 Comments on "Bombs Explode In IKEA Stores Across Europe"

  1. nothing about who might have done it or why….explosions of any size are not to be taken lightly. what purpose does this serve?

  2. nothing about who might have done it or why….explosions of any size are not to be taken lightly. what purpose does this serve?

  3. mad hiddy | Jun 1, 2011 at 10:10 am |

    if you’ve ever read the book Children of Men, things are leaning toward that bleak outlook for the future of humanity.

  4. mad hiddy | Jun 1, 2011 at 6:10 am |

    if you’ve ever read the book Children of Men, things are leaning toward that bleak outlook for the future of humanity.

  5. They were all set off in the meatballs.

  6. They were all set off in the meatballs.

  7. DeepCough | Jun 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm |

    The first rule of Project Mayhem is that you do not ask questions.

  8.  no, it isn’t.

  9.  no, it isn’t.

  10. DeepCough | Jun 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm |

     Watch the movie and talk to me later, Space Monkey.

  11. DeepCough | Jun 4, 2011 at 3:45 pm |

     Watch the movie and talk to me later, Space Monkey.

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