Police and firefighters responded to a call around 2:00 last night at the Dubliner, a bar in downtown Reykjavík. An explosion and smoke were reported as issuing from the bar. No one was reported injured in the incident.
According to a statement by an on-duty officer in the fire department, something had been thrown into the bar, but the fire department could not tell the exact nature of the object. When firefighters arrived on the scene, they reported smoke, but no fire.
“There was a window pane that was smashed to bits,” reported a firefighter to Vísir. “Our task was to clear the smoke out of the area, but it’s the police that are investigating the matter.”
This is notable as the second night in a row that Reykjavík police and firefighters have been called out to respond to firebomb attacks in the Reykjavík area. The previous night, two firebomb attacks were reported in Fossvogur in Reykjavík and in Hafnarfjörður.
Reykjavík police have confirmed that the incidents are connected to the recent stabbings at a Reykjavík night club, which authorities believe stems from a gang conflict.
The recent spate of violence has caused both American and British embassies in Iceland to issue travel advisories to tourists, warning them to avoid large crowds downtown this weekend.