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Mass media: a terrorist attack in Stockholm was committed by a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, Rahmat Akilov

STOCKHOLM, 9 April/Reporter: Irina Dergacheva. The detained suspect of the terrorist act in the center of Stockholm is a native of Uzbekistan, Rahmat Akilov, 39. This was reported on Sunday by the Swedish newspaper Express.

According to the newspaper, Akilov filed a request for asylum in 2014, and was refused in June 2016. On February, 24, this year he was put on the wanted list as a person trying to avoid deportation.

The Swedish police confirmed that the detainee sympathized with extremist organizations. Local media noted that those included Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Liberation Party, banned in the Russian Federation) which is an international religious and political organization established in 1953 that aims to eliminate non-Islamic governments and ensure the return of Muslims to the "truly Islamic lifestyle." In Russia, it was recognized as a terrorist organization and banned by the Supreme Court in 2003. In Sweden it has existed since 2012, but these days its presence is very small.

On Friday, a highjacked truck belonging to the company Spendrups hit the crowd on Drottninggatan street in the center of Stockholm, driving along for 550 meters. According to the police, 15 people were injured, and four died. The prosecutors detained two people, including the alleged perpetrator, a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan.

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