Death toll of truck attack in Sweden rises to 5

Attack was carried out on April 7 in Stockholm by 39-year-old Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov

Death toll of truck attack in Sweden rises to 5

World Bulletin / News Desk

The death toll of the April 7 truck attack in Sweden's capital Stockholm has reached five, after an injured woman succumbed to her wounds Friday.

The 60-year-old woman died at the hospital, the police statement said.

According to the police, the attack was carried out by a 39-year-old Uzbek man, Rakhmat Akilov.

Rakhmat Akilov, a migrant of Uzbek origin, confessed he was the driver of a stolen truck which was rammed into a department store in the center of Sweden’s capital on Friday.

   Four people had been killed and 15 were injured in the incident on Drottninggatan Street.

The incident follows a number of similar attacks across Europe where vehicles have been used as weapons, being driven into crowds of pedestrians. 

Over 80 people died after a terrorist drove a truck into French crowds celebrating Bastille Day last July in the southern city of Nice. 

More recently, 12 people lost their lives in Berlin when a truck rammed into shoppers at a Christmas market in the German capital. 

Just last month, five people died in a terror attack outside the U.K. parliament in London. The killer used a car to ram into pedestrians crossing Westminster Bridge. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Nisan 2017, 14:16