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Young boy killed in grenade attack which is 'linked to gangland feud'

The scene of the shocking attack
The scene of the shocking attack

An eight-year-old killed after a grenade exploded in an apartment in Sweden was a schoolboy from Birmingham, according to reports.

The boy was visiting family in Gothenburg when the blast hit their third-floor apartment early on Monday, Swedish police said.

He died of his injuries on the way to hospital.

The youngster was named in reports as Yuusuf Warsame, a pupil at Nelson Mandela Primary School in Sparkhill, Birmingham.

A family member told the Birmingham Mail that two of his siblings and his mother were also caught up in the attack.

The violence was linked to a gangland feud by Swedish media, who quoted police as saying a man convicted of a fatal shooting last year was registered at the address.