Stockholm station blast: Man dies in hand grenade explosion

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Police cordoned off the area for members of the bomb squad to investigate

A 60-year-old man has died in the Swedish capital Stockholm after picking up an object outside an underground station which exploded, police say.

A 45-year-old woman was injured in the blast, which police said was not believed to be terror-related.

The object was probably a hand grenade, according to police investigator Lars Bröms, who said technical experts were examining the debris.

The blast occurred at Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb.

The man died later in hospital. The woman suffered injuries to her face.

There was no indication the couple were targeted, police said.