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Visiting Stockholm? Keep your head down.
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Svenne
2017-03-05 23:25:14 UTC
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The ongoing turf wars in Sweden between Afghani and Somali drug gangs are
going to be a real headache for tourists this summer. Shootings and hand
grenade explosions in Gothenburg and Malmö continue unabated and this
Sunday evening the peace in Stockholm has been shattered by gunfire. Ten
shots were heard on a housing estate in the northern part of the city and
men were seen running away. When police arrived on the scene cartridge
cases were lying on the ground and bullet holes found in the walls of
nearby houses. No deaths or injuries have so far been reported.

http://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/stockholm/skottlossning-i-bostadsomrade-2

So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Vidcapper
2017-03-06 07:43:53 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
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Paul Hyett, Cheltenham
Svenne
2017-03-06 09:54:32 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Wouldn't automatically interpret any loud bangs as gunfire elsewhere.
Nightjar
2017-03-06 11:00:02 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
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Colin Bignell
Dan S. MacAbre
2017-03-06 11:28:35 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
I was thinking about this sort of thing recently. We were in Rome a few
weeks ago, and preferring to walk everywhere (since it's a fairly
compact place), we'd just type in the name of the destination, and let
Google maps direct us there. Trouble is, it takes you through some
pretty unpleasant places. I've always got the impression that Italians
are an easy-going (if vociferous) bunch, so we weren't worried; but I
couldn't help wondering if tourists are increasingly going to find
themselves in trouble in some other countries.
harry
2017-03-07 07:50:19 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
Clearly you've never been anywhere.
It's very easy to wander into unsalubrious/dodgy areas when wandering about ina foreign city.
Nightjar
2017-03-07 09:49:14 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
Clearly you've never been anywhere.
It's very easy to wander into unsalubrious/dodgy areas when wandering about ina foreign city.
In European cities, gangs are most commonly a feature of depressed
housing estates, which are normally well away from the tourist areas.
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Colin Bignell
tim...
2017-03-07 10:06:39 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
Clearly you've never been anywhere.
It's very easy to wander into unsalubrious/dodgy areas when wandering
about ina foreign city.
In European cities, gangs are most commonly a feature of depressed housing
estates, which are normally well away from the tourist areas.
but not in Sweden

housing estates in the tone centre are common

whether they become depressed or not, is a factor of which ones are empty
when the have a few hundred asylum seekers to house

tiom
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Colin Bignell
harry
2017-03-07 10:07:40 UTC
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So, if you are visiting Sweden this summer remember to be on the alert
and dive for cover if you hear gunfire.
Wouldn't you dive for cover *wherever* you heard gunfire then?
Probably more important is that, as a tourist, you wouldn't normally
wander into the sorts of areas where gangs are fighting turf wars.
Clearly you've never been anywhere.
It's very easy to wander into unsalubrious/dodgy areas when wandering about ina foreign city.
In European cities, gangs are most commonly a feature of depressed
housing estates, which are normally well away from the tourist areas.
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Colin Bignell
Drivel.
Especially these days.

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