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    Two Men Arrested for Bombing Ikeas

    BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 2:  Police guard the site of an evacuated Ikea warehouse on September 2, 2011 in Brno, Czech Republic. A bomb was found outside the Ikea home furnishing store in Prague, and shoppers and employees at the Swedish retailer's store were evacuated from all 4 Czech Ikea stores after the bomb was discovered and defused. (Photo by Tomas Hajek / isifa/Getty Images)

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    Two men have been arrested in connection with a string of Ikea bombings across Europe between May and early September, apparently part of an extortion plot aimed at the Swedish furniture company. The two men, both age 39, are accused of demanding 6 million euros from the company as they set off a series of eight explosions at stores in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. Two people were injured in the German attack. Not all of the bombs detonated and there were no fatalities. One suspect has has worked as a manager at several large corporations and has no criminal record. The other suspect has a record of drug offenses.

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