- Title: Swedish FM calls for unity after truck attack
- Date: 8th April 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (APRIL 8, 2017) (REUTERS) SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER, MARGOT WALLSTROM, ARRIVING AT TRUCK ATTACK SITE FOR STATEMENT (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH FOREIGN MINISTER, MARGOT WALLSTROM, SAYING: "May I just first say thank you to all those that have sent their regards to us, that have shown solidarity and compassion and fantastic expressions of support to Sweden in this difficult situation. I think that the best thing we can do [is] continue to or deepen even our cooperation, to share responsibility and also care for the future. And we do that by working together, also in fighting terrorism. And we have to be even more determined to do everything we can to fight this. We don't want to change our style of life." WALLSTROM TALKING TO MEDIA
- Embargoed: 22nd April 2017 12:18
- Keywords: police truck attack arrest Stockholm Margot Wallstrom
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BJF4NB
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- Story Text:Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom called for unity on Saturday (April 8), the day after a hijacked beer delivery truck rammed into a crowd in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding more than a dozen in what Swedish police called a terror crime.
Wallstrom thanked those who had sent condolences to Sweden and said the best way to "fight terrorism" was to work together. She added that Swedish people did not want to change their way of life.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police have arrested a suspect.
Vehicles have been used as weapons in Nice, Berlin and London in the past year in attacks claimed by Islamic State. The attack stunned Sweden, which has so far been largely immune from any major incidents of this kind.
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