2017 Stockholm attack

terrorist attack in Stockholm, Sweden on 7 April 2017

The 2017 Stockholm attack happened on 7 April 2017, at about 2:50 pm local time (13:50 UTC) in central Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. According to SÄPO, a speeding lorry drove through crowds along the Drottninggatan pedestrian street and smashed through the front of an Åhléns department store, killing at least four people and wounding several others.[1][2][3][4][5]

2017 Stockholm attack
Drottninggatan with the truck that crashed into the entrance to Åhléns.
LocationDrottninggatan, Stockholm, Sweden
Date7 April 2017 (2017-04-07)
c. 2:50 pm (GMT)
Attack type
Vehicle-ramming attack
WeaponsMercedes-Benz Actros Truck
PerpetratorRakhmat Akilov
MotiveIslamic terrorism Protest against Swedish government military training in Iraq

The attack killed five people.


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