30 years on, killing of Swedish PM still an 'open wound'

Prime Ministerv Stefan Lofven (left) and party secretary Carin Jamtin lay a wreath of flowers at the grave of Olof Palme in Stockholm on February 28, 2016Sweden on Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of the assassination of prime minister Olof Palme, gunned down in a murder that sent shockwaves through the country and which remains an enigma despite thousands of leads. “It’s still an open wound,” current Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters after paying tribute to his Social Democratic predecessor, laying a wreath of red roses in a solemn ceremony at a Stockholm cemetery just a stone’s throw from the murder scene. An unidentified attacker approached the couple and shot Palme in the back, leaving the 59-year-old dying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk.

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