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Stockholm truck attack suspect interested in IS, police say

The suspected Stockholm truck attacker had shown interest in extremist groups and had his permanent residency application rejected in June 2016, Swedish police say.

“We know that he showed interest for extremist organizations like IS,” police chief Jonas Hysing tells reporters, adding that two Swedes, one Briton and a Belgian were killed in the attack.

A view of the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday April 7, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
A view of the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday April 7, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)

— AFP

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