Sweden: Truck that plowed into building now being linked to terrorism; 4 dead

Sweden: Truck that plowed into building now being linked to terrorism; 4 dead
Terror in Stockholm. (Image: Screen grab of Fox News video via Twitter)

A suspected terrorist targeted young children deliberately as he drove a hijacked lorry into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses claimed last night.

Infants’ buggies were sent “flying through the air”, one Swedish broadcaster reported, as the vehicle zigzagged along the pedestrianised Queen Street shopping district and embedded itself in the window of a department store. …

A nationwide manhunt was launched and one person arrested after police issued a photograph of a lightly bearded man wearing a hooded top whom they wished to question in connection with the attack, which happened at around 2.45pm local time. …

Last night it was reported that the suspected attacker was a 39-year-old father-of-four from Uzbekistan.

Some reports suggested he had previously posted jihadist propaganda on his Facebook page and had images of people injured in the explosion at the Boston Marathon in April 2013.

Early this morning it was reported a second man had been arrested in connection with the attack.

At least four people were killed and another 15 were injured, including children, authorities said. Nine of the injured were in a serious condition.

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