Breda family confused by hand grenade attack
The family living in a house in on Elzenbroek in Breda where a hand grenade exploded on Monday morning, has no idea why they were targeted, the 26-year-old man and his 26-year-old girlfriend said to the police. The family, which includes two young children, moved into the house about a year ago, ANP reports.
The hand grenade exploded in the front garden of the home around 3:30 a.m., causing damage to several homes and cars. The police gave the family shelter on Monday and launched a large scale investigation.
The entire street was shocked by the explosion. "I heard a bang and suddenly there was a policeman in our home", an emotional neighbor said to Omroep Brabant. "Everywhere there are holes in the windows and glass shards. A piece of shrapnel came straight through the shutter and the window."
"My children were panicked", a young mother living further up the street said to the broadcaster. "Something happens in the neighborhood quite often, but it's never been so close."
Two boys came to look at the affected house on their way to school. "We heard a loud bang tonight. Boom!" one said to the broadcaster. They know the family a little. "It looks like a normal family. The man is a truck driver."