Explosions kill 1, injure 2 in central Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Two explosions in central Stockholm have left one person dead and two injured.

The blasts caused panic among Christmas shoppers.

Police say a car exploded near a busy shopping street in the center of the city. Shortly afterward, a second explosion was heard higher up on the same street, and a man was found injured on the ground. He was later pronounced dead.

Two other people were taken to the hospital.

A rescue services spokesman says the car that exploded contained gas canisters.

It's not clear what caused the second explosion and if the two blasts are linked.

Sweden raised its terror threat alert level from low to elevated in October because of "a shift in activities" among Swedish-based groups that could be plotting attacks there.

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