Terrorist kills four in Stockholm - Whisper Eye

Terrorist kills four in Stockholm

A truck rammed into people on a central Stockholm Street crashing into a department store killing four people on Friday.

 Police told whisper eye media team in Stockholm that a man was arrested for a “terrorist crime”.

 Police said a 39 year old man of Uzbek origin and a self confessed supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group was arrested early Saturday.

 This was after a beer truck ploughed into a crowd outside a busy store in Stockholm killing four people.

Police said earlier on Friday after the attack that they had detained the man who “matched the description “of a photo released of a suspect wearing a dark hoodie and a military green jacket.

The Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Sweden will not be cowed by “these heinous murderers” after the truck in Stockholm killed four people.

 “Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack” the prime minister told whisper eye media team.

If confirmed as a terror attack, it would be Sweden’s first such deadly assault after fifteen people including children were killed.

Police further said that the truck had been stolen while making beer delivery to a tapas bar further up Drottninggatan, Spandrups

A brewery spokesman Marten Lyth said that a masked person jumped into the cab, started the truck and drove away.

Several similar attacks in which trucks or cars have driven into crowds have taken place in Europe in the past year.

It is on record that Al Qaeda in 2010 urged its followers to use trucks as a weapon.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Nice, France last July when a truck killed 86 people celebrating Bastille Day and one in Berlin in December when a truck smashed through a Christmas market killing 12 people.

 

 

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