An eight-year-old boy has been killed after a grenade was thrown into a flat in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, BBC reports.


Yuusuf Warsame from Birmingham in the UK was sleeping in the living room of the flat in the Biskopsgarten area, where he was visiting relatives.


Police said the "despicable" attack may have been linked to an underworld feud.


A man convicted over a fatal shooting in the area last year was registered as living at the address, police said.


"We'll have to see if the motive is linked to that. Our theory is that it may be," said police spokesperson Thomas Fuxborg, The Local reported.


At least five children and several adults were in the flat when the grenade was hurled inside.


Warsame died of his injuries on the way to hospital. Mr Fuxborg said he was not a member of the family registered at the address.


The boy's mother, sister and brother were in the same room when the attack happened but sustained only minor injuries, a relative told the Birmingham Mail.

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