Netherlands: Explosive Device Functioned Outside Apartment

Submitted by Mahtab7 on Tue, 10/18/2022 - 13:47

TRIPwire, 18 October 2022

On 16 October 2022, at approximately 0130 hours local time, local authorities responded to an apartment complex on Burgemeester de Voogtlaan in Wilnis after an explosive device was functioned outside, starting a fire. Residents awoken by the explosion saw liquid still burning and immediately started extinguishing the blaze before fire crews arrived. No injuries were reported, but the explosion caused significant damage. Explosive experts responded to assist and conducted a post-blast analysis of the scene. No further device details were provided. On 6 October, an explosive device was functioned on the same street, injuring a teen. Authorities are unsure if there is any connection between the two incidents. The investigation is ongoing.