And here’s the list of incidents and dates with a small blurb from local news.
7 January, Landskrona, several cars were damaged and windows shattered after a hand grenade exploded in Tränggatan.
12 February, Gothenburg, two grenades exploded within nine minutes in apartments in two different locations (Lunden and Angered).
28 February, Malmö, an explosion on a balcony blasted out all windows of a Rosengård apartment.
2 March, Nyköping, two people were killed after a bomb they attempted to make exploded in an apartment in Brandkärr.
17 March, Malmö, an explosion destroyed a sports store and damaged the facade of the building.
22 March, Uppsala, a hand grenade exploded after being thrown into an apartment balcony.
27 March, Åmål, a device exploded after being thrown into an apartment with two people inside.
28 March, Stockholm, two hand grenades exploded in central Stockholm, damaging the entrances and exterior of a nightclub and restaurants.
6 April, Stockholm, a grenade exploded after being thrown into a restaurant in Jakobsberg.
11 April, Uppsala, one man was hospitalised after a grenade he held exploded at a parking lot in Stenhagen.
17 April, Landskrona, a hand grenade exploded after being thrown into an apartment, possibly against a casual target.
18 May, Malmö, a hand grenade caused extensive damages after being thrown at a villa in Fosie, likely against a casual target.
7 June, Botkyrka, a hand grenade exploded in central Fittja.
7 June, Botkyrka, one man was wounded by shrapnel after a grenade exploded outside an office building in Slagsta.
23 June, Tomelilla, a hand grenade exploded outside a villa.
24 June, Uppsala, a hand grenade exploded in a pizza restaurant.
9 July, Sollentuna, a grenade exploded while automatic weapons were fired in a residential area, amid four local shootouts in two days.
12 July, Botkyrka, a grenade exploded after being thrown under a parked car in Tumba.
28 July, Malmö, a hand grenade exploded in an apartment after several assailants had kicked in the door.
22 August, Gothenburg, a hand grenade exploded in an apartment in Biskopsgården, killing an 8-year-old child Yuusuf Warsame from Birmingham, England. The attack was connected to an ongoing feud between members of Gothenburg’s Somali community,
4 September, Gothenburg, one or two grenades exploded on the apartment balcony of an elderly disabled man, creating a hole and blasting out several windows. The grenade was thought by police to have been thrown indiscriminately at the apartment in a gang-area.
14 September, Gothenburg, a bomb exploded at a school in Järntorget.
14 September, Malmö, a car was bombed in central Malmö.
15 September, Malmö, the garage of a family home was blasted in an explosion in central Malmö.
10 October, Malmö, a nightclub was blasted in an explosion.
23 October, Malmö, a hand grenade exploded nearby a garage and a car in Husie.
28 October, Landskrona, a hand grenade exploded in a pizza restaurant.
29 October, Landskrona, a pizza restaurant was blasted in an explosion, the second in the town in two nights.
4 November, Malmö, the ground floor of the office building “Sigmahuset” was subjected to a bomb attack by an unidentified explosive device. Since the building has a glass facade, damage was extensive.
11 November, Gothenburg, an explosive device was placed outside the office of a syndicalist movement. The device was detonated by police in a controlled explosion.
11 November, Malmö, a hand grenade exploded after being thrown at a car rental company, situated adjacent to a gas station.
21 November, Ängelholm, a grenade exploded near an apartment block, blasting out several windows.
30 November, Solna, a hand grenade exploded after being thrown into an apartment balcony where a person was standing in the kitchen. The person got out of the apartment unharmed, while the balcony was wrecked and several windows were shattered. The event is linked to gang crime.
15 December, Gothenburg, a hand grenade exploded causing damage to two apartments in Biskopsgården.
So, would throwing a bomb into someone’s house or place of business count as a terrorist attack? It certainly would here in the USA.
Here’s the timeline of bombings.
1991-1998 – ~12 or so incidents involving explosives in the country. (1.5 attacks per year)
2008-2012 – Total of 22 acts involving explosives. (4.4 per year)
2013 – Total of 3 acts involving explosives (This is the year that sweden started taking on refugees in larger numbers)
2014 – 12 acts involving explosives
2015 – 30 acts involving explosives
2016 – 34 acts involving explosives