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Swedish Truck Attack Suspect Admits Guilt, His Lawyer Says

Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek national, is accused of slamming a stolen truck into pedestrians before crashing into a Stockholm department store last week. Four people were killed.
Johan Eriksson, attorney for Stockholm truck attack suspect Rakhmat Akilov, talks to journalists outside Stockholm District Court on Tuesday. Source: Jonathan Nackstrand

The man accused of slamming a stolen truck into pedestrians before crashing into a Stockholm department store, killing four people and wounding 15 others, will plead guilty, his lawyer said

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