Serbian man blows himself up in bakery

Serbian man kills himself with grenade in bakery after asking people to leave

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Police sealed off the street after a man blows himself up in a bakery shop in Belgrade, Serbia, March 21, 2016

A man in Serbia’s Belgrade blew himself up with a hand grenade inside a bakery on Monday, the police said.

"According to witnesses, the man sat in a booth and blew up himself with a black object we believe was a hand grenade ... his identity is unknown," a police officer said.

Police said that they are investigating the motive behind the blast.

The middle aged man forced people to leave the bakery before killing himself, according to local media.

No other casualties were reported.

The bakery shop is owned by Bratislav Petkovic, the former Culture Minister and former adviser to President Tomislav Nikolic.

Police sealed off the street around the bakery, which lies a few hundred metres from an open market, a high school and a sports centre.

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