An explosion damaged a coronavirus testing centre in in North Holland, resulting in shattered windows. The blast took place in the town of Bovenkarpsel, at 7AM. Dutch police officials reported no injuries.
Police spokesman Menno Hartenberg told Reuters that the metal remains of the explosive, about 10 cm by 10 cm (4 inches by 4 inches) in size, were found in front of the building and that they “must have been placed” there.
“What we’re saying is that something like that doesn’t just happen by accident, it has to be laid,” he added.
This move comes just weeks after anti-curfew riots erupted across the Netherlands, with protestors storming through the Dutch country, setting fire to buildings and looting supermarkets. In several cities, The Hague, Tilburg, Enschede, Venlo, Roermond, Amsterdam and Rotterdam among others, protestors had used fireworks, looted and destroyed stores and attacked policemen with stones. In a fishing town called Urk, mainly young rioters set a coronavirus testing facility, owned by the government, on fire.