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Little Yuusuf Warsame (8) killed by grenade in Gothenburg just days after his birthday

By Richard Vernalls

A Birmingham schoolboy killed in a grenade blast at an apartment in Sweden had just celebrated his eighth birthday, his grieving father has said.

Yuusuf Warsame had marked the occasion two days after flying out with his brothers, sisters and mother to visit relatives in the city of Gothenburg.

He was sleeping in the living room of the flat when a hand grenade was thrown inside, detonating at about 3am on Monday.

His heartbroken father, Abdiwahid Warsame, said Yuusuf's mother had cradled the boy in her arms as he died.

His sister Aisha (9) and brother Ahmed (5), who were also in the room, escaped with shock and "a few little scratches".

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