February 16, 2018
What kind of a world are we living in when even the refugee children are now driving trucks of peace?
The man charged with carrying out the deadly truck attack in Stockholm in April 2017 was in contact with alleged Islamic State (IS) militants from Tajikistan, a joint investigation by RFE/RL and a Swedish news agency has found.
The investigation by RFE/RL’s Uzbek and Tajik services and Swedish news agency TT found that Stockholm terror suspect Rakhmat Akilov was in direct contact with alleged senior members of the IS group from Tajikistan before, during, and after the deadly April 7 attack.
Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek asylum seeker, is suspected of stealing a truck and plowing into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street in Stockholm, killing five.