Stockholm, April 7: In yet another terror attack that shook Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, three people have reportedly lost their lives and many have been admitted with serious injuries. The attack took place on Friday morning when the van drove into a crowd of people outside a busy departmental store in central Stockholm. The attack took place around 100 meters away from Indian Embassy.
“Swedish media say 3 killed as a truck crashes into Stockholm store, shots also fired. The attack happened 100 metres from Indian Embassy,” news agency ANI reported. Swedish Prime Minister Stephen Stefan Lofve has said everything indicates that the Stockholm truck crash is “a terror attack” AIK NEWS reported.
“Saw two people lying on street, heard loud noises, saw three others injured, helicopters flying,” Indian Ambassador to Sweden Monika Mohta told ANI. “As per embassy sources in Stockholm all embassy local and Indian staff are reported to be safe,” ANI said.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is also reportedly in touch with the India Ambassador to Sweden and she is also closely monitoring the situation. Also Read – Sweden Van Attack Live updates: 3 killed near Indian embassy in Stockholm, Swedish PM calls it ‘terror attack’
“Police received a call from SOS Alarm that a person in a vehicle has injured other people on Drottninggatan,” local police officials police wrote on Twitter.
Some reports suggest that the incident took place just before 1300 GMT at the corner of the Ahlens department store, which is also city’s biggest pedestrian street.