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Woman who was injured in Stockholm truck attack dies in hospital

Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack and no extremist group has claimed responsibility.

The site of a violent attack is blocked by the police in Stockholm, Sweden.
The site of a violent attack is blocked by the police in Stockholm, Sweden.
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SWEDISH AUTHORITIES SAY a woman in her 60s injured in the 7 April truck attack in Stockholm has died, raising the death toll to five.

In a statement this morning, the Stockholm police said the woman, who has not been publicly identified, had been hospitalised in southern Sweden.

A 39-year-old Uzbek man, Rakhmat Akilov, has pleaded guilty to a terrorist crime for ramming the truck into a crowd on a main pedestrian shopping street in the Swedish capital.

Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack and no extremist group has claimed responsibility for it.

Akilov’s Swedish residency application was rejected last year but police said there was nothing to indicate he might plan an attack.

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