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Swedes Charge Uzbek Man with Terrorism in Truck Attack

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 04:38 AM

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have charged an Uzbek man who rammed a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm in April, killing five and injuring 14, with terrorism and other offenses.

Rakhmat Akilov is the only suspect and has already confessed.

Akilov was arrested hours after he drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of shoppers on a busy pedestrian shopping street and crashed it into an upscale department store in Stockholm's city center on April 7.

The Uzbek construction worker, who was 39 at the time of the attack, was subject to deportation from Sweden ahead of attack as his asylum application had been rejected.

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Swedish prosecutors have charged an Uzbek man who rammed a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm in April, killing five and injuring 14, with terrorism and other offenses.Rakhmat Akilov is the only suspect and has already confessed.Akilov was arrested hours after...
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