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A truck ran through a crowd on a shopping street and then crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday night. The incident killed four people and wounded 15. A man with a strong degree of suspicion of committing the act was arrested. There was no immediate claim of the incident by any group, but it is being regarded as a terror attack.
A masked hijacker had stolen the truck from a delivery driver, who tried to resist and got injured in the process. There was screaming at Drottninggatan, and people saw a truck coming, which eventually crashed into a pillar at Ahlens city, a department store. The tire tracks could be easily seen due to the blood of the victims.
Stockholmers opened up their homes and offered lifts to epople who were unable to get home or needed a place to stay. Neutral Sweden has not fought a war in more than 200 years, but its military has taken part in U.N. peacekeeping missions in a number of conflict zones in recent years, including Iraq, Mali and Afghanistan.
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Please pray for the ones deceased, and speedy recovery for the injured.
How can this be stopped? Any ideas? It seems like it has just been increasing despite of all the security enhancement.
A massive black truck with Polish license plates ran into a Christmas market filled with revelers in west Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people and injuring 48. The even turned the holiday season in Germany into a national tragedy.
The incident was described by the White House as a ‘terrorist attack‘. It seemed very similar to the French truck assault of Nice in July that had killed 86 people and was claimed by the Islamic State.
The German officials were questioning a male suspect who was arrested several hundred yards from the site and matched a description of the truck driver. The suspect is believed to be a Pakistani national who arrived in February as an asylum seeker. If this suspect is confirmed as the culprit, then the heated debate over opening the door to nearly a million migrants fleeing from the war in Middle East, will seem to rise again and Chancellor Angela Merkel will have to provide assurance to the German people that no such incidents like this will happen in the future.
After the incident, the scene remained a horrific tableau of crushed wood, broken glass and blood. Lying near the truck was a fallen Christmas tree, its star toppled. Read the full article here.
Kindly pray for the victims and wish for them to recover soon!