Explosion in Rijeka, Bombers Arrested, More Bombs Found. Motive Revealed?

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May 28, 2023 – An early morning explotion in Rijeka and seemingly a campaign against supermarket chain, reports Index.hr. Two bombers have been arrested.  

Early this morning around 00:30, there was an explosion in Rijeka, and the police arrested two bombers, who are connected to a series of explosive devices placed in the area of Rijeka, the last of which went off last night. Last night’s explosion occurred near the Plodina administration building in the Tower Center in Rijeka’s Pećine.

There were no injured persons in the explosion.

Immediately before the activation of the explosive device at the Tower Center, around midnight, police officers of the Primorsko-Goranska Police Department found a German and a Croatian citizen in front of the shopping center in the Kostrena area, who had left an explosive device there. The mentioned persons were arrested and taken to the police station, the police announced.

The suspects also had a third device, and everything is connected to the explosion on May 21 in the area of the Vežica shopping center in Rijeka, when the glass on the door of the Plodine shopping center was damaged due to the activation of an unknown explosive device.

The investigation of the aforementioned events is ongoing, as well as a criminal investigation in order to establish all the facts and circumstances, announced the Primorsko-Gorasnka Police.

The motive for the bombings is pressure on Plodine?
Last night too, two bombers placed explosive devices in front of Plodine buildings. As reported by Jutarnji list, investigators believe that the bombs were placed as some kind of pressure on that company.

They also state that Rijeka’s criminal investigators have been suspecting precisely this variant for some time, and that the arrest of two men last night right after they set up an explosive device near Plodin in Kostrena was no accident, but rather some kind of police ambush. Before the arrest in Kostrena, let’s remind you, the duo planted an explosive device near the Tower center, which exploded a little later.

Namely, after the first explosion on May 21 in front of Plodina on Vežica, the police made a plan for covert surveillance of Plodina shopping centers in Rijeka, and last night around midnight their surveillance bore fruit.

Bozinović spoke up
Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović also took to Twitter.

“I congratulate the police on their professional and effective work in discovering and arresting persons linked to a series of explosive devices placed in the area of Rijeka. Their commitment to work is a guarantor of the safety of citizens and the protection of public order and peace,” he wrote on Twitter.


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