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Uzbek Suspect Confesses To Stockholm Truck Attack

21 April 2017

"The court has decided that I'm not allowed to tell anything about what happened inside court today, or in the questions with the police", defense attorney Johan Eriksson told reporters outside the Stockholm District Court.

Four people were killed - two Swedes, a Belgian woman and a British man - and 15 injured after an attacker drove a truck down Drottninggatan street Friday afternoon, sending pedestrians diving into shops for cover before the truck plowed into the Åhlens City department store.

Rakhmat Akilov, an Uzbek, who allegedly rammed a truck into a department store in central Sweden which killed four people has confessed his crime, his lawyer said.

Akilov, who was asked by the judge to remove the sweater from his head, made no comment at the start of the hearing.

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Police have earlier said the investigation could "take up to a year to finish".

Akilov had asked that a Sunni Muslim lawyer be appointed for him, instead of Eriksson, arguing that "only a lawyer of this faith could assert his interests in the best way", but that request was denied.

"This detention order simply reinforces what we already know", Eliasson said.

Intelligence agency Sapo has said the Akilov had appeared on their radar past year for undisclosed reasons, but national police commissioner Dan Eliasson said "there was nothing in the system that indicated (the suspect) would do something like what he did on Friday". Security services have said that he had figured in intelligence reports but they had not viewed him as a militant threat.

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Nine people remained hospitalised, two of them in serious condition.

Police have withheld the identify of second man who was arrested on April 9 in connection with the case.

Friday's attack shocked Swedes who pride themselves on their open-door policies toward migrants and refugees, and many expressed fears that something had gone badly wrong. The government responded by tightening border controls and curtailing some immigrant rights.

In 2015, a record 163,000 asylum-seekers arrived in the country - the highest per capita rate in Europe.

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Uzbek Suspect Confesses To Stockholm Truck Attack