Suspected terrorists drove a stolen truck into pedestrians in central Stockholm on Friday, killing four people and injuring many more.
The truck was stolen while on a beer delivery run in central Stockholm a little before 3 p.m. local time and was then rammed into pedestrians on Drottninggatan, one of the city’s busiest pedestrian zones, before crashing into Åhléns department store. Video images showed terrified shoppers taking shelter in shops as the truck roared past.
The unidentified attackers appeared to use the same methodology as recent deadly attacks in central London, Berlin and Nice where vehicles were used to kill and injure pedestrians. Those attacks were linked to Islamic extremist groups.
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A suspected terrorist targeted young children 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.
“It swerved from side to side. It didn’t look out of control, it was trying to hit people,” a second witness, Glen Foran, an Australian tourist, told Reuters. “It hit people, it was terrible. It hit a pram with a kid in it, demolished it.”