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Sweden terror attack: Truck rams into people, kills 5

Sweden ramming attack
At least five people have been killed after a terrorist hijacked a truck and rammed shoppers in Stockholm before crashing into a packed shopping center and bursting into flames. 

Three men jumped out from the lorry and opened fire before trying to stab pedestrians, witnesses said.

Footage shows two men being tackled to the ground and arrested - but a third suspect is believed to be on the run. 

Police have released CCTV of the wanted man wearing a green jacket, white shoes and a grey hoodie and have shut down Stockholm's Central Station and tube network amid fears he is hiding underground.

Officers said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre in Klarabergsgatan  after racing down six streets at about 3pm local time.

Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing for their lives after the articulated truck rammed into the corner of the building. 

Horrifying images of the aftermath show blood smeared on the roads and bodies covered by blankets. Dozens more have been injured, some critically. 

Despite footage of at least two men being detained, Stockholm Police are yet to confirm they have been arrested. 

Armed terrorists were then seen running into Stockholm's Central railway station and opening fire. Two people were also said to have been stabbed. 

Police have shut the station down, which is the main hub for communal transport in the city. 

The truck’s driver, who has not been named, was hurt in the hijacking after trying to cling to the lorry as it was taken this afternoon.

He had climbed out of the cab while delivering its cargo of beer. At least one man, wearing a balaclava, took the chance to climb in and drove off, knocking the victim over as he tried to get back on board. He was injured, but not seriously. 

The terror attack came weeks after the Westminster Bridge killer Khalid Masood used a car to murder five people before stabbing a policeman to death outside Parliament. 

Last year, ISIS terrorists used trucks to kill dozens in Berlin and Nice. 

Source: Daily Mail

Last Modified: Friday، 07 April 2017 10:52 PM
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