Rahmat Akilov, 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, has confessed that he committed the attack in Stockholm. About it reports BBC News.
“His position is that he pleaded guilty to committing a terrorist act and is willing to prison,” said his lawyer.
Swedish police confirmed that Akilov was in their field of vision. He was a supporter of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
In 2014 Akilov filed for asylum in Sweden. In December last year he was denied and ordered to leave the Kingdom within four weeks, but Akilov escaped and was wanted for forcible deportation.
April 7 at Drottninggatan, the main pedestrian street of Stockholm — a truck crashed into the crowd. The car stopped after crashed into the window of one of shops. As a result of collision four persons were lost: two Swedish nationals, one of the UK and Belgian. 15 people got injured.