Explosion damages Polish store near Amsterdam, 3rd in 2 days

Forensic experts inspect the debris after an explosion in Aalsmeer, near Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday morning Dec. 8, 2020. Two Polish supermarkets in the Netherlands were badly damaged by explosions early Tuesday but no injuries were reported police said.

An explosion damaged a Polish supermarket in a Dutch town near Amsterdam early Wednesday morning, the third such blast in two days.

Police said the explosion happened at a store in the town of Beverwijk, 30 kilometers (18 miles) northwest of Amsterdam. Nobody was injured, but the store was badly damaged in the explosion at 5:15 a.m. (0415 GMT).

Dutch media reported that the owner of the store also owns another Polish supermarket in Aalsmeer that was gutted by an explosion and fire early Tuesday. The same night, another explosion hit a Polish supermarket in the southern town of Heeswijk-Dinther.

Police are investigating the blasts and have not revealed a possible motive.

All three stores were called Biedronka, but are not part of a large network of budget stores of the same name in Poland.

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