One injured in Croatia bomb attack

Police and firefighters inspect the scene of a bomb explosion near a bus stop where one man was injured on January 11, 2013.

One person has been injured in a powerful bomb explosion in the Croatian capital Zagreb.

The explosion took place in the western part of the city at about 2:00 a.m. local time (0100 GMT) on Friday.

Police identified the wounded as a 54-year-old man.

“Around midnight, at the crossroads between Bologna Avenue and Gospodska Street, very close to a bus stop, an explosive device exploded,” said Goran Burusic, the police Chief of the city.

On Wednesday, a bomb explosion hit a train on a busy railway track in a suburb west of Zagreb, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Reporters said a freight train triggered the explosive device, which the perpetrator had installed on the track.

Police are looking into a connection of the Friday and Wednesday attacks, which both involved amateur explosive devices.

Referring to whether police would consider a link between the two incidents, Burusic said, “We cannot exclude that possibility.”

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