Suspects arrested for placing bomb under crime writer's car

Police reconstruction of attempted bombing on crime writer Martin Kok's car in Amsterdam on 2 July 2016
Police reconstruction of attempted bombing on crime writer Martin Kok's car in Amsterdam on 2 July 2016. (Photo: Politie)

The police arrested two suspects in connection with a bomb planted under crime writer Martin Kok's car in Amsterdam in July last year. On Monday a 49-year-old man from Zuid-Holland was arrested, and on Tuesday night a 26-year-old man from Utrecht, te police said in a statement on Friday.

The 26-year-old from Utrecht is suspected of planting the bomb while Kok and a friend were having dinner at restaurant Klein Kalfje on the Amstel, on the border of Amsterdam and Amstelveen. He will be arraigned on Friday afternoon. The suspect is in restricted custody and only allowed contact with his lawyer. 

The suspect from Zuid-Holland is suspected of involvement in the incident. He was already arraigned and remanded into custody.

Earlier this week the police revealed that the explosive planted under Kok's car was as . If it wasn't noticed and had exploded in front of the busy restaurant, many people would've been hurt.

Kok was assassinated in the parking lot of aon December 8th. Earlier that day he without even realizing it. 

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