Stockholm suspect ‘admits truck attack’

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The Stockholm truck attack suspect has confessed to a “terrorist crime”, his lawyer said at a court hearing in the Swedish capital.

Rakhmat Akilov, 39 and from Uzbekistan, admitted carrying out the attack in court and was remanded in custody.

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Wearing green overalls, he was brought into the court in handcuffs.

Four people were killed when a lorry was driven into a department store on Friday. A number of people were also injured, two critically.

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

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.

 

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