Probe dropped over explosives scare at Swedish nuclear plant

Stockholm - A Swedish prosecutor Monday dropped a probe over an explosives scare that caused the precautionary shut down of a nuclear reactor in May.

A so-called smear test had triggered an alert for an explosive at a spot security check on May 21. Two men, aged 53 and 44, were arrested on suspicion of planning sabotage at the Oskarshamn nuclear plant but were released the following day.

They have remained under suspicion until Monday.

Subsequent tests indicated that "a container of shaving cream" carried by one of the men contained traces of the explosive TNT or trinitrotoluene, but authorities could not explain how this occurred.

Nazi salutes lead to 114 detentions on Sweden's national holiday

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Swedish king opens wind farm in sea off Sweden

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Forest fires in Sweden over dry weather

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Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen offered safe haven in Sweden

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Trade on agenda of talks between Swedish and Iraqi premiers

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