Netherlands COVID-19 test centre blast, suspected attack — Police




theguardian

An explosion at a () test centre in the northern Dutch town of Bovenkarspel was likely a deliberate attack, police said on Wednesday.

Nobody was injured in the incident in the town some 50 kilometres north of Amsterdam, a police spokesperson said in a radio interview.

A metal pipe at the centre exploded shortly before 7a.m (0600 GMT), causing five windows to burst.

At the time, only a guard was present at the site,who was not injured.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte condemned the suspected attack as` totally unacceptable.’

He said it was horrible that especially the employees of the Ministry were being targeted, who were giving their all to protect the country from the .

Minister, Hugo de Jonge called the incident “crazy.’’

Police were reportedly investigating the incident and looking for any further explosives. (dpa/)

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