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Thousands attend anti-terror vigil in Stockholm

Huge crowds gather in Stockholm for a “Lovefest” vigil against terrorism, two days after a truck attack that police believe was committed by an Uzbek man interested in jihadist groups.

Stockholm city officials say more than 20,000 people are taking part in the vigil, organized after a driver mowed down shoppers in a stolen truck before slamming into the facade of the bustling Ahlens department store on Friday afternoon.

The motive was not known, but the method resembled previous attacks using vehicles in Nice, Berlin and London, all of them claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

AFP

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