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Sweden Terror Attack Leaves Three Dead And Scores Injured; Overly Pro-Migrant Policy Comes Under Criticism

Updated on 8 April, 2017 at 9:16 pm By

Terror struck Swedish capital Stockholm on Friday evening. A truck ploughed pedestrians before ramming into a departmental store.

At least three people were killed immediately and many more were injured.


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A body, centre at right, lies on the ground after the terror attack on Sweden. Andreas Schyman, TT News Agency via AP

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven called the it a “a terror attack” on his country.

 

Gunfire was heard minutes after the truck incident. Swedish police immediately sprang into action and apprehended a terrorist.

 

Reports say that trains and metro services have been shut down as the police is combing the entire neighborhood for possible suspects.

A police officer in a gas mask at the terror attack site. Jessica Gow, TT News Agency via AP

Shops and the street have been closed down and people have been told to remain inside their homes and offices.

Armed police are at the main railway station in Stockholm.

 

Police have been deployed across Stockholm. Twitter

The attack took place on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of Stockholms’s major pedestrian streets.

 

Jessica Gow, TT News Agency via AP

What is important to note here is that Sweden has some of the most liberal policies among all European countries.

It has an open policy for all immigrants and is home to a very high number of migrants from Middle East and North Africa. In spite of criticism of its policy, which has directly contributed to the horrific rise in rapes, Sweden has never deviated from its multicultural stance.

Some Twitter users, therefore, raised pertinent questions:

 



Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack and expressed his condolences for the victims:

 


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