Stockholm truck attack suspect pleads guilty to terrorism at trial

An Uzbek asylum seeker has pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism for a truck attack that killed five people in Stockholm last year.

As the trial of the attack's only suspect opened, defense lawyer Johan Eriksson told the court the motive of the attack "was to instigate fear and to get Sweden to end its participation in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS)." Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hans Ihrman told the Stockholm District Court that many of the victims sustained permanent injuries such as brain damage and hearing impairments, and spoke of legs being amputated.

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