Lorry kills at least three in suspected terror attack in Sweden

A suspected terror attack in Sweden has killed at least three people when a lorry rammed into a store in central Stockholm earlier today

At least three people have been killed after a man drove a lorry into a shop in central Stockholm earlier today. The suspected terror attack took place in Drottninggatan (Queen Street), a busy pedestrian area of the capital city.

An eyewitness told Swedish daily paper Aftonbladet, ‘we stood inside a shoe store and people started screaming, so I looked out of the store and I saw a huge truck slam into the wall opposite.’

Other witnesses claimed to have seen a lone male attacker put a balaclava over his face before driving the truck into the store.

Shots were also fired, according to the BBC‘s security correspondent Frank Gardner. According to the Express, Swedish police have also confirmed a second attacker was active with a gun at Fridhemsplan, 20 minutes away from the first incident.

One person is confirmed to have been arrested following the attack. Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said, ‘Sweden has been attacked, this indicates that it is an act of terror.’

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