Explosion erupts near COVID-19 test centre in Netherlands

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Dutch police on Wednesday said a coronavirus testing location appeared to have been intentionally targeted after an explosion went off before the site opened.

The blast in the town of Bovenkarspel, north of the capital Amsterdam, shattered windows but caused no injuries, police said.

“Near the local health service’s testing centre in Bovenkarspel, an explosive went off at 6.55 am. Police are investigating. The perimeter has been sealed off,” the police said in a statement, as Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.

It added that the explosive “must have been placed” there, according to Reuters.

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