google translated from a dutch article
>In an explosion in the Beverhof shopping center in Beverwijk, North Holland, the rear facade of a Polish supermarket was severely damaged this morning shortly after 5:00 am. There are no casualties or injuries. The affected store has the same name as the two Polish supermarkets where an explosion also took place yesterday morning: Biedronka. “My husband and I were sitting upright in bed. Everything was shaking in the house. ” The mayor of Beverwijk speaks of an attack.
>The store belongs to the same owners who were also targeted in Aalsmeer on Monday. Mohamad Mahmoed and his brother Moshkhal were to furnish the Beverwijk branch yesterday and then open it. The items were already on their way, but because the facade was blown away in Aalsmeer, they had canceled it.
>Mohamad looks at the fragments in amazement now that he has been the victim of another attack. There is a big hole in the back of their new store. Stones are lying around and the roof is badly damaged. Defense explosion experts are conducting research.
>The damage seems to be less than in Aalsmeer when the shop caught fire and burned out, but the shock is no less for the owners. “We still have no idea what's going on here. No threatening letter has been delivered. I am not being blackmailed. That's what makes it so frustrating. I don't know what to look at. ”
>Mohamad feels increasingly threatened. “It is targeted, there is no other way. But I don't know by whom. ” The owners of the supermarket already yesterday felt in the dark why they are targeted and that is no different today. “I still think jealousy or hate. But it remains to be seen whether that is the case. ""
>A police spokesman says it is very likely that there is a link between the three explosions. The police are now investigating this. There is no risk of collapse, the spokesman said. For the time being, no national investigation team has been set up for the attacks on supermarkets.
>The weekly market, which is normally held near the supermarket in Beverwijk, will be shifted a bit, but will continue as usual.
>According to local resident Pascal, who lives a little further with her husband, it was a terribly loud bang. “A very dull thump. My husband and I were sitting upright in bed. We immediately thought of an explosion. Less than a minute later we heard our neighbor leave. He's from the volunteer fire department. Incidentally, we have not heard a siren. Quite special. ""
>On the Facebook page Je bent Beverwijker dozens of reactions trickle in from residents of Beverwijk and beyond who are shocked by the explosion. "What a blow that was, weird," someone writes. Another feared damage to his home. “Wasn't normal. I thought my windows were flying out! ”
According to Mayor Martijn Smit van Beverwijk, the explosion is "a gross attack with extensive material damage". He speaks of a drama for the owner and a great fear for the environment. The explosion does not seem to stand alone, according to the mayor. The shopping center had not yet been opened at the time of the explosion, but the adjacent market was already being built. According to the mayor, it could have been “much worse”.
>Smit has no contact with the owner of the supermarket in the Beverhof shopping center. "I cannot make any announcements about the investigation," he says. "I just know that this doesn't seem to stand alone." Civil servants from the Beverwijk municipality are in contact with their colleagues in Aalsmeer. The mayor does not want to say what is being discussed among themselves.
>There are more Polish supermarkets in Beverwijk, but whether extra security measures are taken there depends on the police investigation, which is still in full swing.
>The shopping center has since reopened. The entrance to the explosion-hit Polish supermarket is in the shopping center. A lot of damage can be seen there. There are many detectives and police officers around and also people from Defense. They are probably looking for possible remains of explosive material. There is little audience, but there is a lot of press. Employees of an adjacent hair salon in the shopping center are dusting some furniture.
>The public road, the Slangenwegje, is closed for investigation. In the shop, seen from the shopping center, some ceiling plates appear to be on the floor. Furthermore, little damage is visible there. The police had also indicated that the entrance to the supermarket is undamaged.
>The police report that the Explosives Clearance Service Defense (EOD) is investigating the location. The Forensic Investigation is also engaged in trace evidence. In the meantime, witnesses are being called to report to the police. This concerns, for example, people who have seen or heard something, but also people who know in a different way “who is involved in the explosion”.
>Due to the explosion at the Polish supermarket in Aalsmeer on Tuesday morning, ten people had to leave their homes. One cat was killed, no further injured.
>Also in Heeswijk-Dinther in Brabant, an explosive went off at a Polish store. It belongs to a different owner. There, twenty residents had to be temporarily evacuated.
>Both stores that were targeted at the time have the name Biedronka. The name means "ladybug" in Polish and is also the name of the largest supermarket chain in the country.
>The Dutch stores seem to have nothing to do with that chain, but only carry the same name. Owner Mohamad Mahmoed of the store in Aalsmeer said he had no ties with the store in Heeswijk-Dinther.