PM Modi condemns Stockholm attacks, says India stands firmly with Sweden in this hour of grief

Uddipta Das
The PM said his thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with those injured in the attack.

New Delhi, April 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condemned the Stockholm attack using the micro-blogging site Twitter. He further said that India stands firmly with the people of Sweden in this hour of grief. PM Modi who tagged the Swedish Prime Minister’s official Twitter handle in his tweets said that India condemns the attack in Stockholm and his thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with those injured in the attack.


The incident took place on Friday at around 13:00 GMT when a van rammed into a group of pedestrians in full speed in a street of Stockholm killing three and injuring almost a dozen others. Occurring in Drottningatan region of Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish Prime minister Stefan Löfven labeled this attack as an act of terror. However, the police has not confirmed and has not been able to ascertain whether the attack was planned or an act of terror, but the possibility of this being a act of terror has not been ruled out yet.


Incidentally, the attack happened barely 100 metres away from the Indian Embassy in Stockholm.

Reports also claim that shots were being fired following the ramming of the vehicle. As per reports, at least three gunmen armed gunmen jumped out of the truck and started shooting. Soon after the attack, the Swedish PM confirmed that at least one person has been arrested in connection to the attack.

However, the identity of the arrested attacker is yet to be ascertained. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility of the attack as of now.