Na­tion ob­serves silent minute for vic­tims of truck ram­page

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

STOCK­HOLM | Swe­den ob­served a minute of si­lence Mon­day on a na­tional day of mourn­ing for the four peo­ple killed and 15 wounded in a truck at­tack last week, while the sus­pect’s name emerged in court pa­pers and the U.N. Se­cu­rity Coun­cil con­demned the ram­page.

Swedish roy­alty, for­eign diplo­mats and politi­cians were among the crowds gath­ered for a noon ob­ser­vance out­side Stock­holm City Hall, where Prime Min­is­ter Ste­fan Lofven said “the whole of Swe­den” sym­pa­thized with the fam­i­lies and friends of the vic­tims.

The sus­pect, named in court doc­u­ments Mon­day as 39-year-old Uzbek­istan na­tional Rakhmat Ak­ilov, al­legedly drove the truck into a crowd out­side an up­scale depart­ment store in cen­tral Stock­holm on Fri­day.

The four peo­ple killed in­cluded two Swedes, a Bri­tish man and a Bel­gian woman.

Ak­ilov was ar­rested Fri­day night.

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