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Explosive device disarmed in central Stockholm - Swedish police

Police have destroyed a bag that contained explosives and was found in central Stockholm late on Sunday night, a spokesperson for the police said on Monday.

The explosive device was found in a park in the center of Stockholm where a famous Iranian singer, was performing as part of the city's annual Culture Festival, according to Iran International.

"The police assess that the bag which was found on Sunday at Kungstradgarden contained an explosive charge," the police said in a statement.

The area was cordoned off and the bag was disarmed by the bomb squad. Authorities had carried out a forensic examination in the early hours of Monday morning, the police said.

"Now all the components will be examined. It is only after a full examination at the national forensic center that we will be able to say whether the dangerous object was functional," Erik Akerlund, local police chief at the Norrmalm police in Stockholm said.

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