The suspect in the terrorist attack in Stockholm, 39-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan Rakhmat Akilov was acting on orders given by members of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). It is reported by Aftonbladet.
“We know that he sympathized with extremist groups, including ISIS,” said the chief of police of Sweden Jonas Hysing.
According to him, in the truck, which was ruled by Akilov, was discovered a variety of chemical, flammable and submunitions that could be used to make an explosive device.
A police spokesman also said that during a search conducted in one of the apartments in the North of Stockholm, where I was hiding Akilov, was received about 70 “digital evidence” evidence against the suspect.
In 2014 Akilov filed for asylum in Sweden. In December last year he was denied and ordered to leave the Kingdom within four weeks. However, Akilov escaped and was wanted for forcible deportation.
April 7 at Drottninggatan, the main pedestrian street of Stockholm — truck crashed into the crowd. The car stopped after he entered the window of one of the stores. As a result of collision four persons were lost: two Swedish nationals, one of the UK and Belgian. 15 people got injured.