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Sweden pays tribute to victims of horror truck attack


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Sweden pays tribute to victims of horror truck attack

Sweden has mourned the victims of Friday’s truck attack in Stockholm.

Members of the Swedish royal family joined politicians outside Stockholm City Hall.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven addressed those gathered: “Friends, Sweden, Belgium and the United Kingdom stand together in mourning the citizens we have lost. Our three countries have suffered horrendous acts of terrorism, but we have also seen the strength, determination and power of our democratic societies.”

At the scene of the carnage that left four people dead and 15 injured, people left flowers and wrote messages.

In the debate following the deaths Jimmie Åkesson leader of the right-wing populist Sweden Democrats called for aslyum seekers that have had their claim rejected to be placed in custody.

Two Swedish nationals, one an 11-year-old-girl.
A British national 41-year-old Chris Bevington and a Belgian woman died in the attack.

A 39-year-old Uzbek man is being held in connection with the crime.

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