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alleged “terrorist attack” with stabbings injured at least eight

Swedish police announced thata stabbing left eight people injured, two of them seriously, in the south of the country, this Wednesday, March 3. The police opened fire on the alleged assailant, in his early twenties. The latter was injured in the leg.

The man was arrested in the afternoon in Vetlanda, a small town in southern Sweden. Authorities had initially ruled out the terrorist trail, but said late Wednesday they suspected a “terrorist crime”. Police spokesman Kristian Ljungberg said the suspect was in possession of a “sharp weapon. Local media reported it was a knife.”

Interior Minister Mikael Damberg deplored “terrible events” : “My thoughts are with the victims and their families. At present, it is not known exactly what happened and what was the reason,” he said in a statement. Note thata press conference The Swedish authorities will take place this Wednesday night.

According to intelligence services, the country, the target of two attacks in recent years, is under the pressure of a high terrorist threat. In 2017, a failed Uzbek asylum seeker crashed into pedestrians with a stolen truck in Stockholm. making five victims. In December 2010, a man had made a suicide attack bomb, in the center of Stockholm. The attack had only slightly injured.

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