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At Least Three Killed as Truck Drives Into Crowd in Stockholm: Reports

An area of central Stockholm has been cordoned off as police conduct investigations.

Two people were killed in incident when a truck was driven into a department store in central Stockholm. Credit: Reuters

Two people were killed in incident when a truck was driven into a department store in central Stockholm. Credit: Reuters

Stockholm: Three people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, police said.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything indicated the crash was a terrorist attack, according to the national news agency TT.

Part of central Stockholm was cordoned off and the area was eavcuated. Large numbers of police and emergency services were at the scene.

“I saw at least three dead, but probably more,” Radio Sweden reporter Martin Svenningsen said.

TT reported that police confirmed the three deaths.

A Reuters witness saw a number of body-like forms covered by blankets at the scene of the incident.

Eyewitnesses told local newspaper Aftonbladet that “hundreds of people ran for their lives”, according to Russia Today.

Note: This story is still continuing to unfold and will be updated as new developments come to light.

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