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Sweden arrests two in wake of Stockholm truck attack

Swedish security services arrested a second person suspected to be involved in the truck attack which killed four people on April 7 in central Stockholm

Swedish prosecutors said on April 24 that they arrested a man suspected to be involved in the truck attack that killed four people in central Stockholm. The Swedish Security Service said the arrest took place on Sunday.

This is the second person arrested in connection with the attack. Just hours after the incident occurred on April 7, 39-year-old Rakhmat Akilov confessed to driving the truck.

Prosecutors have until May 11 to formally charge him.

Previous vehicle attacks

The Stockholm incident was the latest in a string of similar attacks across Europe.

Last month, Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before attacking police officers guarding the parliament building. Five people died in the attack and dozens were injured. Masood was shot dead by police.

In December, a man hijacked a truck and drove it into people at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12.

On France’s Bastille Day national holiday of July 14, 2016, a man drove a truck into a crowd in Nice, killing 86 people.


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