Stockholm attacker admits terrorism

Rakhmat Akilov, 39, from Uzbekistan, has admitted carrying out the Stockholm truck attack at a hearing in the capital.

Four people were killed and two critically injured when a lorry was driven into a department store on Friday 7 April.

Akilov’s lawyer Johan Eriksson, said: “His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained.

A second man is no longer being held as a suspect, according to prosecution authorities, but he will not be released because he already had a
deportation order standing against him.

Investigations showed Akilov had been denied residency in Sweden and had expressed sympathy for so-called Islamic State (IS).

No group has claimed it was behind the attack.

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